Philippe Montanier

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Philippe Montanier
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Personal information
Date of birth (1964-11-15) 15 November 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Vernon, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Évreux AC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 Caen 55 (0)
1990–1991 Nantes 7 (0)
1991–1994 Caen 73 (0)
1994–1997 Toulouse 87 (0)
1997–1999 Gueugnon 79 (0)
1999–2000 Saint-Étienne 4 (0)
Total 305 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2009 Boulogne
2009–2011 Valenciennes
2011–2013 Real Sociedad
2013–2016 Rennes
2016–2017 Nottingham Forest

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Philippe Montanier (born 15 November 1964) is French former footballer and manager. Montanier is one of a growing number of managers to have played as a goalkeeper in their earlier career; others include Leonid Slutsky, Walter Zenga and Julen Lopetegui.

Career[edit]

Montanier played as a goalkeeper for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 sides, including Caen, Nantes, Toulouse, Gueugnon and Saint-Étienne.

Coaching career[edit]

He managed US Boulogne from 2004 and was named Ligue 2 best manager in 2009.[1] After achieving promotion to Ligue 1, he left Boulogne for Valenciennes FC.[2]

Montanier was offered job as Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad manager. He signed a two-year contract with the club on 4 June 2011.[3]

On 21 May 2013 it was announced that he would not extend his contract at Real Sociedad, and join Stade Rennais at the end of the season.[4]

On 27 June 2016 he was appointed manager of Nottingham Forest, currently playing in the Championship.[5] His first game in charge came on 6th August where his side beat newly promoted Burton Albion F.C. 4-3 at the City Ground.

On the 14th of January 2017 Montanier was relieved of his duties following a run of 2 points from a possible 21 and only two clean sheets in 30 games.

Managerial Statistics[edit]

As of 14 January 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Valenciennes France 30 June 2009 4 June 2011 82 25 29 28 102 100 +2 30.49
Real Sociedad Spain 4 June 2011 30 June 2013 82 32 24 26 126 114 +12 39.02
Rennes France 1 July 2013 20 January 2016 115 40 37 38 138 138 +0 34.78
Nottingham Forest England 27 June 2016 14 January 2017[6] 30 9 6 15 41 53 −12 30.00
Total 309 106 96 107 407 405 +2 34.30

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