José Anigo

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José Anigo
Personal information
Full name José Anigo
Date of birth (1961-04-15) 15 April 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1972–1973 Cité Saint-Louis
1973–1975 Provence Sports
1975–1979 Marseille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1987 Marseille 206 (4)
1987–1990 Nîmes 42 (0)
1990–1993 Endoume
1994–1996 Endoume
Total 248 (4)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Endoume
1996–1997 Consolat
2003–2004 Marseille
2013–2014 Marseille
2015 ES Tunis
2017–2018 Levadiakos
2018 Panionios
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Anigo (born 15 April 1961) is a French football manager and former defender, who last managed Panionios in the Greek Super League. He is currently Head of International Recruitment at EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest.[2]


Anigo was born in Marseille, and after a tough childhood went on to play for his home town club for eight years where he established a reputation for being a tough defender. After that he became the coach for Marseillaise's youth team and latter went on to become coach from 2001 to 2005 leading the team to a runners up medal in the 2004 UEFA Cup Final. During his tenure he also signed many stars that would aid Marseille in the future such as playmaker Mathieu Valbuena, goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and defender Nicolas N'Koulou.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In September 2013 Anigo's son Adrien Anigo was gunned down. Adrien had previously spent time in prison for robbery. and became the fifteenth victim of gun violence in Marseille that year.[4]


  1. ^ "José Anigo". Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Anigo joins as Head of International Recruitment".
  3. ^ Julien Laurens (25 March 2014). "Marseille's season going from bad to worse". ESPN. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  4. ^ Ben McPartland (5 September 2013). "Son of Marseille sporting director gunned down". The Local. Retrieved 25 March 2014.

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