Jul 24, 1975
|Age||46 years old|
Born in Italy, Pierre Mosca spent his first years in France in the Gard region in the South of France. He played as a full back or midfielder, and began his professional playing career in 1964 with Montpellier, for whom he would go on to play just over 90 matches over three seasons. In 1967, he joined AS Monaco, where he would play until 1976, making 168 appearances for the Principality club. At the end of this last season, he started his career in football management. Initially, he became an instructure at the National Football Institute at Vichy between 1976-1981, before trying his hand with his first management role in a professional club with FC Sochaux. He spent three seasons as boss there, even getting them to third place in the First Division championship in 1982. In 1984, Stade Rennais called him up to replace Jean Vincent to help them achieve promotion back to the top flight, something he achieved at the first time of asking. Following an excellent season in the Second Division, his side finished third in the table, and gained promotion via the epic play off system. He then managed to achieve survival in the First Division in their first season back. His last season in Rennes would prove to be fatal, he was sacked in January 1987, with Rennes struggling in the lower reaches of the table. Rennes would be relegated at the end of that season. In 1987, he moved on to manage Montpellier for two seasons, where he would finish third, moreover, in the First Division in 1988. He would subsequently manage Toulouse between 1989-1991, then Toulon for a brief spell in 1991 lasting a couple of months. After this experience, he would put his managerial career on hold for several years. In 1996, he became manager at Nîmes, with whom he would reach the last 16 of the French Cup-Winners Cup. And he would also finish champion of National (French Third Division) in 1997 with the club. He would stay there until 2001. In 2006, he moved to the island of Martinique, where he would take on the role as Director of Football with the Aiglons du Lamentin, and then returned to the mainland a year later at Uzès Pont du Gard, in the same function. His final year in management was with Arles-Avignon in the 2012/2013 season.