Claude Marie François Le Roy (born 6 February 1948) is a French football manager and former player, who gained prominence at international level as coach to the Senegal and Ghana national teams. In 2008, he signed a deal with [1 ] the Omani national football team and in 2009, he signed a second 4-year contract with the team.
Le Roy has had a varied managerial career, starting out at the small
French club Amiens SC, after taking over as manager when his playing days ended. His achievements in leading the Cameroon national team to be runners-up in the 1986 African Cup of Nations, and then champions in the 1988 competition, are often cited as his greatest managerial accomplishments. He then took charge of [2 ] Senegal when they reached the quarterfinals at the [3 ] 1992 African Cup of Nations, and returned to Cameroon to lead them during the 1998 World Cup. In between, he also coached Malaysia national football team from 1994 to 1995.
After undertaking the role of football adviser at
AC Milan in 1996, Le Roy had a spell as Director of Football at Paris Saint-Germain in 1997-98. Le Roy became manager of Cambridge United for a short spell in 2004, although he only ever signed a "moral contract", and now claims he was only ever assisting his protégé Herve Renard: "I was just helping out a friend [then-manager Hervé Renard], but we saved that club". [4 ] Following his departure from Cambridge, Le Roy was appointed as the head coach of the [2 ] DR Congo. In September 2006, Le Roy was named by the Ghana Football Association as coach of the Ghana national football team. [5 ]
In February 2008, Le Roy led Ghana to 14th position in the
FIFA World Rankings, their highest position ever, but quit the post in May 2008. [6 ]
He started coaching the
Oman national football team in July 2008. Oman desperately needed a solid coach after disappointing Gulf Cup and Asian Cup performances, and Le Roy led them to victory in the 19th Gulf Cup of Nations held in January 2009 Muscat. During the competition Le Roy extended his deal with Oman for a further 4 years.
He became the new coach of the
Syria national football team in March 2011, but resigned in May of the same year. [7 ]
On 5 December 2013, he became the new coach of the
Congo national football team. On 17 November 2015, Leroy resigned after leading the Congo football team to the qualifying round of the [8 ] FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. [9 ]
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Claude Le Roy international tournaments
Claude Le Roy managerial positions