Jocelyn Angloma (red jersey) is shown playing for Guadeloupe in a CONCACAF Gold Cup game against Mexico on June 21, 2007, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)
POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe – Jocelyn Angloma was named Thursday head coach of Guadeloupe, the French overseas region he represented as an international footballer from 2006-07.
The 52-year-old replaces Gerard Andy, who was in charge of the team for two years.
“Since his return to the country in 2003, Jocelyn Angloma has continued to invest in the football world, as it is with the L’Etoile de Morne-à-l’eau or with the LGF,” said Jean Dartron, president of the Ligue Guadeloupéenne de Football. “He is an icon in Guadeloupe and we are confident he can spur a way for us forward in order to get good results and be a force once again in CONCACAF.”
Angloma, born in Guadeloupe, played for France from 1990-96 and competed in a pair of European Championships (1992, 1996). At the club level, he was a standout with numerous top teams, including Paris Saint-Germain (1990-91), Marseille (1991-94), Torino (1994-96), Inter Milan (1996-97) and Valencia (1997-2002). In 1993, he won the UEFA Champions League with Marseille.
In 2002, the defender retired from football and returned to Guadeloupe in 2003, eventually playing for L'Etoile de Morne-à-l'Eau. Angloma then helped Guadeloupe to a spot in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals, scoring two goals in four games (1 v Canada in 2-1 group stage win, 1 v Honduras in 2-1 quarterfinal win).
Angloma will prepare the squad for the newly introduced CONCACAF League of Nations, which will begin with a preliminary series of matches played across four different dates beginning in September 2018.