Frédéric Antonetti

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Frédéric Antonetti
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Personal information
Full name Frédéric Antonetti
Date of birth (1961-08-19) 19 August 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Venzolasca, Corsica
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Club information
Current team
Metz (manager)
Youth career
1972–1973 Vescovato
1973–1979 SC Bastia
1979–1982 Vichy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 SC Bastia 2 (0)
1983–1985 Béziers
1985–1987 Le Puy
1987–1990 SC Bastia 53 (6)
Teams managed
1990–1994 SC Bastia (youth)
1994–1998 SC Bastia
1998–1999 Gamba Osaka
1999–2001 SC Bastia
2001–2004 Saint-Étienne
2005–2009 Nice
2009–2013 Rennes
2015–2016 Lille
2018– Metz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frédéric Antonetti (born 19 August 1961[1]) is a French football manager and former footballer. He is currently the manager of Ligue 2 side Metz.

Managerial career[edit]

SC Bastia[edit]

Antonetti was the manager of Corsican club SC Bastia and in his four years at the club guided them to The Coupe de la ligue final in 1995.[2]

AS Saint-Etienne[edit]

Antonetti was manager of AS Saint-Etienne for 3 seasons. When Antonetti took over the reins of Les Verts, the club was in Ligue 2. Antonetti managed to get Saint-Etienne promoted to Ligue 1 in 2004 and helped them reach the semi finals of The Coupe de la ligue.[3]


In 2005, Antonetti became the manager of Ligue 1 side Nice. In 2006, Antonetti guided Nice to The Coupe de la ligue final against Nancy but lost the match 2-1. In 2009, Antonetti left the club at the end of the season after 4 years in charge.[4]


In 2009, Antonetti joined Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais. After four years in charge of the club, Antonetti left by mutual consent. He later said of the club in 2017 “Rennes is like Canada Dry, it has the colour of a large club, but it’s not". Antonetti also spoke of his relationship with the club's president saying “With François Pinault, physically, we saw each other twice a year,”,“once at the beginning of the season, another time in the middle, and then he came to the stadium with one or two matches".[5]


On 22 November 2015, Antonetti was appointed as head coach of Lille in place of Hervé Renard, signing a three-year contract. His first competitive match was a Ligue 1 away match against Angers on 28 November 2015, which ended in a 2-0 win for Angers.[6] When Antonetti took over as head coach, Lille was in 17th position in the Ligue 1 table. After struggling during the first three months of Antonetti's tenure, Lille finished the season superbly, finishing fifth in the 2015–16 Ligue 1 and runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2015–16 Coupe de la Ligue. At the end of August 2016, he signed an extension to his contract that would tie him to the club until 30 June 2020. On 22 November 2016, the club announced that they had parted company with Antonetti and that he had agreed to leave "in a friendly manner".[7] Antonetti would receive a severance payout of about 840,000 euros, which was equivalent to seven months of his gross monthly salary of 120,000 euros.[8] At the time of Antonetti's departure, Lille was languishing in 19th position (second from bottom) in the 2016–17 Ligue 1 table. They were also eliminated at the first hurdle of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, in the third qualifying round against Gabala FK.[9]


In May of 2018, Antonetti was appointed as the new manager of Ligue 2 side Metz who had just been relegated from Ligue 1[10].


  1. ^ "Football : Frédéric Antonetti". Retrieved 13 January 2009.
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  6. ^ "Lille hire Frederic Antonetti as new manager as he agrees three-year deal at Ligue 1 club". The Daily Mail. 23 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Manager departs Ligue 1 strugglers Lille". Pulse Nigeria. 23 November 2016.
  8. ^ "LOSC – Ça coûte combien de virer Frédéric Antonetti?". 23 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Second-bottom Lille sack Antonetti". Sportal. 23 November 2016.
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