Claude Anelka

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Claude Anelka
Claude Anelka.jpg
Anelka in 2010 as manager of AC St Louis
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-03-12) 12 March 1968 (age 49)
Club information
Current team
Little Haiti FC (Director of Coaching)
Teams managed
Years Team
2004 Raith Rovers
2009–2010 AC St. Louis

Claude Anelka (born 12 March 1968) is a French football manager, who is currently the Director of Coaching at Little Haiti FC.

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]

After a spell as Head Coach of Floridians FC he was appointed Director of Coaching at Little Haiti FC, of the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) in February 2015.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of professional footballer Nicolas Anelka and acted as his agent in 1999.[9]


  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. 
  8. ^ "Little Haiti FC". Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  9. ^ "From Real to Raith how the other Anelka changed his life". Independent. 2004-07-01.