Pablo Correa

Pablo Alejandro Correa Velázquez (born 14 March 1967) is a Uruguayan former football player. After his retirement as a player, he became the head coach of three French football clubs.

Pablo Correa
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Personal information
Full name Pablo Alejandro Correa Velázquez
Date of birth (1967-03-14) 14 March 1967 (age 55)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
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Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Nacional
1986–1988 Rentistas
1988–1990 Peñarol
1990–1991 Rentistas
1991–1993 Defensor Sporting
1993–1994 San Lorenzo 3 (0)
1994–1995 Montevideo Wanderers
1995–2000 Nancy 119 (28)
Teams managed
2002–2011 Nancy
2012 Évian Thonon Gaillard
2013–2017 Nancy
2017–2019 Auxerre
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Correa started his footballing career as a player in Uruguay, where he played for Nacional, Rentistas, Peñarol and Defensor Sporting.

In 1993, he joined San Lorenzo de Almagro in Argentina, but returned to Uruguay after only 3 games with the club, to join Montevideo Wanderers.

In 1995 Correa moved to France, where he played the remainder of his career in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for AS Nancy,[1]. Correa played up front with Tony Cascarino and became a hit with the AS Nancy fans.

Managerial careerEdit

After his retirement as a player, he joined the coaching staff at AS Nancy and was appointed as the club manager in 2002.

In the summer of 2005, Correa secured Nancy's promotion to Ligue 1 by winning the 2004–05 Ligue 2 title and after spending the previous five seasons in Ligue 2. Correa guided Nancy to the 2006 Coupe de la Ligue Final final against Nice, in which Nancy won 2–1, giving them a spot in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup. Nancy survived their first Ligue 1 season of the 21st century, finishing in 12th position and notably beating AS Saint-Étienne 2–0 and Rennes 6–0 in home Ligue 1 matches.

On 25 May 2011, Correa announced he would terminate his contract after the end of the season. He had been Nancy's club manager for nine consecutive years since 2002.

On 2 January 2012, Correa was named as new coach of Ligue 1 side Évian Thonon Gaillard F.C., replacing Bernard Casoni.[2] Following a poor start to the 2012–13 season during which the club lost 3 and drew 1 of their first 4 2012–13 Ligue 1 matches, he was sacked on 3 September 2012 and replaced by Pascal Dupraz.[3]

Correa returned to AS Nancy on 12 October 2013 replacing Patrick Gabriel.[4] Following relegation from Ligue 1 in the summer of 2017 and a poor start to the 2017-18 Ligue 2 season, he was sacked on 29 August 2017.[5]

On 20 December 2017, Correa was named new coach of AJ Auxerre.[6] Following a run of four consecutive Ligue 2 defeats, he was sacked on 18 March 2019.[7]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 15 March 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Nancy   6 November 2002 5 June 2011 384 143 111 130 037.24
Évian Thonon Gaillard   2 January 2012 3 September 2012 26 9 6 11 034.62
Nancy   12 October 2013 29 August 2017 166 69 45 52 041.57
Auxerre   20 December 2017 18 March 2019 55 21 10 24 038.18
Total 631 242 172 217 038.35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pablo Correa – French league stats at LFP – also available in French
  2. ^ Mira, Luis. "Evian appoint Pablo Correa as coach". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Correa sacked by vian". fifa.com. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Pablo Correa de retour à Nancy!" (in French). Le Figaro. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Correa n'est plus l'entraîneur de Nancy". Le Figaro. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Pablo Correa, nouvel entraîneur d'Auxerre (officiel)". Le Figaro. 20 December 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Auxerre se sépare de son entraîneur Pablo Correa". L'Équipe. 18 March 2019.