Gérard Gili

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Gérard Gili
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Personal information
Date of birth (1952-08-07) August 7, 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1967–1971 CA Gombertois
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Marseille
1973–1976 Bastia
1976–1978 Rouen
1978–1979 Olympique Alès
1979–1980 Rouen
1980–1981 Bastia
1981–1983 Marseille
Teams managed
1988–1990 Marseille
1990–1991 Bordeaux
1992–1994 Montpellier
1994 Marseille
1995–1997 Marseille
1999–2000 Egypt
2002–2004 Bastia
2004–2006 Côte d'Ivoire (assistant coach)
2006–2008 Côte d'Ivoire (youth team)
2008 Côte d'Ivoire
2008–2010 Umm Salal
2011–2012 Umm Salal
2013 Umm Salal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gérard Gili (born 7 August 1952 in Marseille) is a French football manager.

Gili's highest profile appointment was as manager of Côte d'Ivoire. He was named as the Ivorians' head coach in January 2008, following the resignation of Ulrich Stielike due to personal reasons on the eve of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. Gili was promoted from within, having been a former coach of the country's Under-23 side with whom he qualified for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

After leaving the Côte d'Ivoire job, Gili was named manager of Qatari side Umm Salal, but he was sacked in 2010, leaving him unemployed for a year. However, he was reinstated on December 15, 2011 after Umm Salal sacked Moroccan coach Hassan Harmatallah 'for unhealthy working environment'.[1] The team was at the bottom of the table with no wins so far in mid-season. After the 2011-12 season, Gili was replaced by another French coach Bertrand Marchand.

During his playing career he was a goalkeeper for Olympique de Marseille.