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Bernard Casoni

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Bernard Casoni
Casoni with Évian in 2011
Personal information
Full name Bernard René Michel Casoni[1]
Date of birth (1961-09-04) 4 September 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Cannes, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Centre back, left back
Club information
Current team
MC Oujda (manager)
Youth career
1970–1980 Cannes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1984 Cannes 126 (8)
1984–1988 Toulon 130 (1)
1988–1989 Matra Racing 27 (1)
1989–1990 Toulon 36 (0)
1990–1996 Marseille 169 (3)
Total 488 (13)
National team
1988–1992 France 30 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Marseille
2001 Cannes
2002 Etoile du Sahel
2003 Stade Tunisien
2004–2005 Armenia
2005–2009 Bastia
2010–2012 Évian
2012 Club Africain
2012–2014 Auxerre
2014–2015 Valenciennes
2015 Videoton FC
2016–2017 Lorient
2017–2018 MC Alger
2018–2019 Al-Khor
2019 MC Alger
2020–2021 MC Oran
2021– MC Oujda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bernard René Michel Casoni (born 4 September 1961) is a French football manager and former professional player who played as a defender. In his playing career he played for Olympique Marseille and France at Euro 1992. He is the manager of MC Oujda.[2]


Managerial career


In January 2010, Casoni was named manager of Évian Thonon Gaillard FC whom he guided two successive promotions.[3] In his first year, Championnat National side Évian reached the top of the league and then promoted to the Ligue 2 in the next season. In the 2010–11 Ligue 2, Évian won the Champion titles for the second straight year and secured promotion to the Ligue 1 for the first time since established in 2003. He voluntarily resigned from his position on 2 January 2012 in the winter break of the season.[citation needed]


On 17 March 2014, Casoni was sacked as coach of AJ Auxerre with the club just one point above the second tier's relegation zone. [4]


On 10 June 2015, Casoni was appointed as the coach of the Hungarian League club Videoton FC of Székesfehérvár.[5] On 19 August 2015, Casoni was sacked from Videoton after 4 defeats in 5 Nemzeti Bajnokság I matches in the 2015–16 season and after 1 victory and 2 draws and 1 defeat in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League. Casoni's early farewell was hugely affected by the resignation of the club director of Videoton, Győző Burcsa.[6]

In an interview with the Hungarian sport magazine, Nemzeti Sport, Casoni said that he was disappointed by Videoton since the club let their key players (Nikolić, Calatayud, and Sándor) to be signed by other clubs and no new quality players were signed to replace them. In the interview, he also said that players like Ádám Gyurcsó and István Kovács were of mediocre quality.[7]

Al-Khor SC

On 25 September 2018, Casoni was appointed as the new head coach of Al-Khor SC.[8]







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    "Bernard Casoni". BFM Business (in French). NextInteractive. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Bernard Casoni à Videoton, c'est officiel". 10 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Videoton: rövid és sikertelen időszak után Casoni is távozott – hivatalos". Nemzeti Sport. 19 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Casoni: Ki az a Pető Tamás?!; Gyurcsó és Kovács középszerű". Nemzeti Sport. 29 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Al Khor sign French coach Bernard Casoni". 27 September 2018.
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