Former Liberia coach Philippe Redon has died at the age of 69. The former coach of Cameroon and Liberia, Philippe Redon has passed away .
His boyhood club Stade Rennais announced the news on Tuesday night. Redon was still a member of the French outfit’s technical staff. He turned out for Stade Rennais between 1971 to 1975, and later became a member of the professional staff from 2002 to 2007 as assistant coach with Vahid Halilhodžić, László Bölöni and Pierre Dréossi. He is remembered for being the first scorer in the history of the European Cup. He netted the historic goal on September 15, 1971 against Glasgow Rangers.
He started off his coaching journey with spells at RC Lens and US Creteil. Redon took charge of Cameroon between 1991 and 1992. He drew goalless at home during his first game in charge against Mali in October 1990 and reignited the Lions winning spark during the return leg game securing his
The former French footballer guided the five-time African champions to the semi-finals of the 1992 African Cup of Nations in Senegal.
In 2000, he took charge of Liberia’s Lone Stars. Redon came on a FIFA arrangement after serving as director of the FIFA FUTURO coaching course in 2000. The retired striker was appointed as Liberia’s national team coach on July 14, 2000 and his reign lasted until 2002 where he was replaced by ex-international Kadalah Kromah.
A quick interjection by a renowned football historian , Wleh Bedell of say ” Actually he was Technical Director, Kadalla Kromah was Coach. He seved as Technical Director in the 1-0 away win to Chad and he was still Technical Director in the 0-0 home draw to Chad and his work ended. Kadalla alone was in charge of the first group game to Sudan in the w/qualifiers after qualifying over Chad which ended 2-0 against Liberia.
He was then axed with George Weah taking over as Technical Director with his first match, a 1-0 loss to Mauritius in an Afcon qualifier.
He introduced the likes of Musa Shannoh and made a tactical decision with kadalla in deploying Jonah Sarwiah in holding midfield in the stalemate with Chad at the SKD” . Meanwhile, clubs and footballers have taken to social media to pay their last respects to the late icon.
The Liberia FA has not made any official statement at the time of going to Press . Former Indomitable Lions danger man Patrick M’Boma took to social media to express his shock at Redon’s passing.
“I have just learned that Philippe Redon is no more. Sad!” the ex-Cagliari, Parma and Sunderland man posted .Former Indomitable Lions danger man Patrick M’Boma took to social media to express his shock at Redon’s passing. “I have just learned that Philippe Redon is no more. Sad!” the ex-Cagliari, Parma and Sunderland man posted.
Redon held a pharmacy diploma and a DEPF (Professional Football Coaching Diploma), and has also worked as a FIFA instructor.
first win (2-0) in emphatic fashion.
Source: goal.com/Wleh Bedel