Jos Luhukay

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Jos Luhukay
Jos Luhukay 2012 3.jpg
Luhukay in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-06-13) 13 June 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Venlo, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 VVV-Venlo
1989–1991 SVV Schiedam
1991–1993 RKC Waalwijk
1993–1995 SV Straelen
1995–1996 KFC Uerdingen 2 (0)
1996–1998 SV Straelen
Teams managed
1998–2000 SV Straelen
2000–2002 KFC Uerdingen
2002–2003 1. FC Köln (assistant)
2003 1. FC Köln (caretaker)
2003–2005 1. FC Köln (assistant)
2005–2006 SC Paderborn 07
2007–2008 Borussia Mönchengladbach
2009–2012 FC Augsburg
2012–2015 Hertha BSC
2016 VfB Stuttgart
2018– Sheffield Wednesday
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jos Luhukay (born 13 June 1963) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. In January 2018, Luhukay was appointed as the manager of Championship team Sheffield Wednesday, taking over the role from Carlos Carvalhal.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He began his career at the age of 15 at his hometown club VVV-Venlo. In 1989, he went to play at SVV Schiedam, where he stayed until 1991. After playing for RKC Waalwijk from 1991 until 1993, he left his homeland for Germany, where he had two stints at SV Straelen (1993 to 1995 and 1996 to 1998), in-between playing for KFC Uerdingen from 1995 to 1996. At KFC Uerdingen, Luhukay played two games in the Bundesliga. In 1998, he quit his active career at SV Straelen. Jos Luhukay always played as midfielder.

Managerial career[edit]

Early coaching career[edit]

Just one month after the end of his career as a player, he became the manager at SV Straelen. Two years later he went to KFC Uerdingen again and in 2002 he was hired as an assistant coach at Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln. In 2005, he became manager at 2. Bundesliga team SC Paderborn 07. He resigned there on 11 August 2006.[2]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

On 2 January 2007, he was hired by Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach as an assistant coach.[3] When manager Jupp Heynckes resigned on 31 January 2007, Luhukay was the caretaker and later took over the job.[4][5] On 5 October 2008, Luhukay was sacked by Borussia Mönchengladbach.[6]

FC Augsburg[edit]

On 23 March 2009, Luhukay signed with FC Augsburg as manager.[7] After the sacking of Holger Fach, Luhukay began to manage FC Augsburg on 15 April 2009.[8] Luhukay was originally to start on 1 July 2009.[8] Luhukay resigned immediately after the final league match of the 2011–12 season[9]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 17 May 2012, Luhukay became the new manager of Hertha BSC.[10] He officially took over coaching duties on 1 July 2012.[10] In his debut on 3 August 2012, Hertha drew Paderborn 07 2–2.[11] In the 2012–13 season, Hertha broke the record for the most points in a 2. Bundesliga season.[12] On 5 February 2015, Hertha sacked Luhukay,[13] naming Pál Dárdai as replacement along with assistant Rainer Widmayer.[14] Hertha had lost 1–0[13] the previous day.

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

On 17 May 2016, he was appointed as the new head coach of VfB Stuttgart.[15] After conflicts with club chairman Jan Schindelmeiser, Luhukay resigned as the coach of VfB Stuttgart with immediate effect on 15 September 2016.[16] He had a record of three wins, no draws, and two losses.[17]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

On 5 January 2018, Luhukay was announced as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday, replacing Carlos Carvalhal. Becoming The Owls' 33rd manager, Luhukay also became the first Dutch manager of the South Yorkshire club.[1] Luhukay's first match in charge of the club was an away match against local rivals Sheffield United, which ended in a goalless draw and saw The Owls go down to ten men following the dismissal of club captain Glenn Loovens.[18]

His first victory as manager came on 16 January 2018, when Sheffield Wednesday defeated Carlisle United 2–0 in an FA Cup Third Round replay.[19] Luhukay's first victory in the league came on 13 February 2018, when Sheffield Wednesday defeated Derby County 2–0 at Hillsborough.[20]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of matches played on 19 August 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Uerdingen 1 July 2000[21] 30 June 2002[21] 73 29 19 25 039.73 [22][23]
Köln 30 October 2003[24] 2 November 2003[24] 1 0 0 1 000.00
Paderborn 1 July 2005[21] 11 August 2006[21] 35 13 7 15 037.14 [25]
Borussia Mönchengladbach 31 January 2007[4] 5 October 2008[6] 60 23 16 21 038.33 [26]
Augsburg 15 April 2009[8] 5 May 2012[9][27] 123 53 37 33 043.09 [28]
Hertha BSC 1 July 2012[10] 5 February 2015[13] 92 40 22 30 043.48 [29]
Stuttgart 17 May 2016[15] 15 September 2016[16] 5 3 0 2 060.00 [17]
Sheffield Wednesday 5 January 2018 Present 28 10 8 10 035.71
Total 416 170 109 137 040.87

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Die Karriere des Jos Luhukay" (in German). RP Online. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gladbach-Coach Luhukay: Der Retter von nebenan" (in German). spiegel.de. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Heynckes verzichtet auf alles". kicker (in German). 31 January 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jos Luhukay bleibt Cheftrainer". kicker (in German). 4 February 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Luhukay entlassen – Ziege übernimmt vorerst" (in German). kicker.de. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Luhukay folgt auf Fach". kicker (in German). 24 March 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Luhukay übernimmt sofort". kicker (in German). 14 April 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Hertha Berlin and Augsburg announce new coaches". Deutsche Welle. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c Bremer, Uwe (17 May 2012). "Hertha setzt jetzt auf den "kleinen Diktator" Luhukay". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Hertha BSC". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Geburtstagskind Morales beschenkt sich selbst" (in German). kicker. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c "Hertha trennt sich von Jos Luhukay" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  14. ^ Rohr, Steffen (5 February 2015). "Dardai: "Qualität für einen viel, viel besseren Platz"" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Stuttgart make Jos Luhukay coach and sack director Robin Dutt". Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  16. ^ a b Uersfeld, Stephan (16 September 2016). "Jos Luhukay quits Stuttgart after just four games in charge". ESPN FC. ESPN. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "VfB Stuttgart". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Sheffield United 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  19. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  20. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Derby County". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  21. ^ a b c d "Jos Luhukay" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  22. ^ "KFC Uerdingen 05" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  23. ^ "KFC Uerdingen 05" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "1. FC Köln" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  25. ^ "SC Paderborn 07" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  26. ^ "Bor. Mönchengladbach" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "FC Augsburg" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  28. ^ "FC Augsburg" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Hertha BSC" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014.