Pablo Correa

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Pablo Correa
Personal information
Full name Pablo Alejandro Correa
Date of birth (1967-03-14) March 14, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
AS Nancy (manager)
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– Nancy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pablo Correa (born March 14, 1967 in Uruguay) is a Uruguayan former footballer and currently manager of AS Nancy in the Ligue 2.

Club career[edit]

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 himself, played up front with Tony Cascarino and became a hit with the fans.

Managerial career[edit]

After his retirement he joined the coaching staff at the club and was appointed as the club manager in 2002.

In 2004, Correa got Nancy promoted into Le Championnat after six years in Ligue 2. In 2005, Correa guided Nancy to the Coupe de la Ligue final against Nice. Nancy came back from behind to win 2–1, giving them a place in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup. Better still, Nancy finished 12th in Ligue 1 and they had survived in style beating AS St-Étienne 2–0 and hammering Rennes 6–0.

On 25 May 2011, Correa announced he would terminate his contract after the end of the season. He headed Nancy as 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 he was sacked on 3 September 2012 and replaced by Pascal Dupraz.[3]

He returned to AS Nancy in October 2013 replacing Patrick Gabriel.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pablo Correa French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
  2. ^ Mira, Luis. "Evian appoint Pablo Correa as coach". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Correa sacked by Evian". fifa.com. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pablo Correa de retour à Nancy!" (in French). Le Figaro. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.