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Patrice Neveu (born 29 March 1954[2]) is a French football coach and former player.[3] who manages the national team of Gabon.

Patrice Neveu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1954-03-29) 29 March 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Pré-Saint-Évroult, France
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Gabon (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Angoulême CFC
ES La Rochelle
Teams managed
1991–1998 Vendée Fontenay Foot
1998–1999 Angoulême CFC
1999 Niger
1999–2001 Medenine
2003 Zhuhai Anping
2004–2006 Guinea
2007 Ismaily
2008–2010 DR Congo
2010 Smouha[1]
2012–2014 Mauritania
2015–2016 Haiti
2018 Laos
2018–2019 Horoya AC
2019– Gabon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Playing careerEdit

Neveu enjoyed a short playing career in France with Angoulême CFC and ES La Rochelle.[citation needed]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring as a player, Neveu has managed both club and national sides. He began his career in France with club sides Vendée Fontenay Foot and Angoulême CFC, before becoming manager of the Niger national side in 1999. He then returned to club football with Medenine in 1999. In December 2001, Neveu came to Chinese club Dalian Shide and served as coach of its youth academy where he was mainly in charge of a youth team made up of foreign teenage players signed from Cameroon,[4][5] a project which later proved a failure.[6] In December 2002, Neveu was appointed manager of Dalian Sidelong, which was then Dalian Shide's reserve team and was competing in the second-tier league. Soon later in January 2003, Dalian Sidelong was sold out, moved to the city of Zhuhai and renamed Zhuhai Anping, in an effort to remove its affiliation with Dalian Shide, as is required by the Chinese Football Association.[7] Neveu nevertheless maintained his managerial position at the new club,[8] and went on to lead the team to finish the season in 8th position, before he left the club at the end of the year. In 2004, Neveu returned to international level with the Guinea national side, that he managed from 2004 to 2006.[9] He then managed Ismaily in Egypt from February to August 2007.[10][11] He became manager of the DR Congo national side in April 2008.[12] Neveu rejected calls in October 2008 from player Shabani Nonda for him to resign following some poor performances by the national side.[13]

In October 2008, Neveu was named among a five-man shortlist for the vacant job as the manager of the Rwandan national side.[14]

On 9 August 2014, Naveu left his position of manager of Mauritanian national side.[15]

He became the coach of the Haiti national football team in December 2015,[16][17] leaving the role in December 2016.[18]

In December 2017 he was linked with the vacant Benin national team manager's job.[19]

In April 2018 he was one of 77 applicants for the vacant Cameroon national team job.[20]

In September 2018, he temporarily became the manager of Laos,[21] before being replaced by Singaporean coach V. Sundramoorthy.[22] In November 2018 he became manager of Horoya AC.[23] He was replaced with Didier Gomes on 20 March 2019.[24] On 24 March 2019, he was then appointed as manager of Gabon's national team.[25]


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  2. ^ "Patrice NEVEU" (in French). RFI. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
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  4. ^ "Chinese to sign young Cameroon players". BBC. 2001-02-17. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  5. ^ "(In Chinese) Patrice linked with China Olympic Football Team". Beijing Times. 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  6. ^ "(In Chinese) A report on the cub lions of Dalian Shide". Southern Weekly. 2003-08-21. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  7. ^ "(In Chinese) Dalian Sidelong sold to Zhuhai Anping". Titan Sports. 2003-01-15. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  8. ^ "(In Chinese) Zhuhai Anping holds pre-season press conference". 2003-03-13. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  9. ^ "Neveu confirms Guinea exit". BBC. 2006-11-13. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  10. ^ "Neveu takes charge of Ismaili". BBC. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  11. ^ "Ismaili sack Neveu". BBC. 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  12. ^ Patrice Chitera (2008-04-22). "Neveu confirmed as DRC coach". BBC. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  13. ^ Patrice Chitera (2008-10-23). "Neveu rejects call to resign". BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  14. ^ "Rwanda name five-man shortlist to be new coach". BBC Sport. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
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  16. ^ Press, ed. (20 December 2015). "Haiti - Football : Patrice Neveu, New National Coach". HaitiLibre. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  17. ^ Fuentes, Shaun, ed. (24 December 2015). "Haiti Appoints New Coach Before Copa Qualifier vs T&T". Trinidad Guardian. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
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  20. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (23 April 2018). "77 applicants for vacant Cameroon coaching position". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Đối đầu ĐT Việt Nam tại AFF Suzuki Cup, ĐT Lào bổ nhiệm HLV từng dự Copa America". Lao Football Federation (in Vietnamese). Fox Sports. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  22. ^ Ooi Kin Fai (10 October 2018). "Sundramoorthy leads Laos fight in AFF Championship". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
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  24. ^ Guinea's Horoya replace Patrice Neveu with Didier Gomes,, 20 March 2019
  25. ^ Gabon name French coach Patrice Neveu,, 24 March 2019