Claude Anelka

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Claude Anelka
Claude Anelka.jpg
Anelka in 2010 as manager of AC St Louis
Personal information
Full name Claude Anelka
Date of birth (1968-03-12) 12 March 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Le Chesnay, France
Teams managed
Years Team
2004 Raith Rovers
2009–2010 AC St. Louis

Claude Anelka (born 12 March 1968) is a former French football manager, who was most recently the head coach of AC St. Louis.

Managerial career[edit]

In 2004, he was appointed manager of Scottish side Raith Rovers.[1] However, he resigned as manager in September 2004 after managing just one draw and seven defeats from eight games.[2] After resigning as manager, he became Director of Football, but resigned from that position in October 2004.[3][4]

Anelka, after leaving Raith, worked as a coach at FC Trappes, where both his brother and Patrick Vieira began their careers.[5]

On 8 December 2009, Anelka was announced as the first Head Coach of NASL expansion side AC St. Louis.[6] Anelka was fired from the position on 25 June 2010.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of professional footballer Nicolas Anelka.


  1. ^ Will Hersey (2008-05-04). "The 10 worst football managers". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Anelka stands down at Raith". BBC. 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Raith in boardroom turmoil". BBC. 2004-10-07. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ Desmond Kane (2004-10-20). "Wrath of Raith fans forces Anelka to quit". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Soccer team here named AC St. Louis". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Brian Quarstad (8 December 2009). "St. Louis Entry into NASL Announces Name, Coach and Director of Player Personal". Inside MN Soccer. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Lange, Dave (June 25, 2010). "AC St. Louis fires head coach Claude Anelka, Schilly takes over". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Retrieved 2010-06-25.