Rudolf "Rudi" Völler, nicknamed "Tante Käthe", is a German former professional footballer and a former manager of the Germany national team. A forward, he won the FIFA World Cup in 1990 as a player, he scored an equalizing goal to make it 2–2 in the 81st minute of the 1986 FIFA World Cup Final vs Argentina, but it ended up with a 3-2 victory for Argentina. Along with Mário Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps, Völler has the distinction of reaching a World Cup final as both a player and as a manager. Völler started his career with 1860 Hanau before joining Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in 1982, winning his first cap for West Germany that same year. Following a successful season in which he was the Bundesliga's top scorer, foreign clubs became interested in the striker, in 1987 he was transferred to Roma, where he became a mainstay of the team and earned the nickname "er tedesco" and "il tedesco volante", he was the club's top scorer on several occasions. In 1992, Roma decided to sell Völler to Marseille, where he was intended as replacement for superstar striker Jean-Pierre Papin.
That allowed Roma to add Claudio Caniggia as its third foreigner to the squad, so both parties were happy to let the deal go through. There he won his biggest club honour in a successful first season, thanks to the UEFA Champions League with Marseille won in 1993. Völler started the match. Marseille was caught in a bribery scandal and was stripped of its 1993 league title, were relegated despite a second-place finish in 1994. Völler departed after its relegation. Returning to Germany, he joined Bayer Leverkusen in 1994, where he ended his career as a player in 1996 and started a career in the management of the club. Völler was capped 90 times for the Germany national team, scoring 47 goals, including eight in World Cup final rounds. Völler played at three UEFA European Championships, starting with Euro 1984, where he scored twice in a group match against Romania which the Germans won 2–1. A 90th minute defeat against Spain in their next match, saw West Germany eliminated when all they needed was a draw.
At the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Völler scored the West Germans' equalizer in a 2–1 win over Scotland in the group stage. He bagged a last minute goal against France in the semi-final to seal a 2–0 win and in the final itself his 80th-minute goal made it 2–2 against Argentina. Germany had recovered from 2–0 down but lost the match 3–2. Völler became the third player to score as a substitute in the World Cup final, after Dick Nanninga in 1978 and Alessandro Altobelli achieved this feat in 1982. West Germany hosted the Euro 1988, Völler scored twice in a 2–0 win over Spain but the hosts lost to eventual winners the Netherlands in the semi-final. Völler was a member of the team, he scored three times in the tournament, including one goal in a 4–1 win over Yugoslavia, found the net twice against the United Arab Emirates in a 5–1 win. During the second-round match against the Netherlands, Völler and Dutch player Frank Rijkaard were sent off the field after the Dutchman spit on Völler twice. Völler came back to play and start for Germany in both the semi-final against England and the final against Argentina, which Germany won 1–0 to claim their 3rd World Cup title.
The unsavoury incident that took place during the second-round match with the Netherlands started when Rijkaard was booked for a bad tackle on Völler. As Rijkaard took up position for the free kick, he spat in Völler's hair. Völler was booked as well. From the resulting free kick, a furious Völler jumped up and punched the ball with his hand and dived to avoid a collision with Dutch goalkeeper Hans van Breukelen, although it did look as if he dived for a penalty. Van Breukelen was angry at this, but Rijkaard again confronted Völler by twisting his ear and stamping on his foot; the temperamental and tough Argentine referee Juan Carlos Loustau had enough of Völler and Rijkaard's antics and he sent both players off. Rijkaard again spat in Völler's hair as they left the pitch and was rumoured to have repeated this on the touchline. Rijkaard stated that it was his fault: "That day I was wrong. There was no insult. I always had much respect for Rudi Völler, but I went berserk. I talked to him after the match and I apologized.
I'm happy that he accepted. I have no bad feeling about him now. We posed for a funny advert together, years after.". Völler was again selected for the Euro 1992 but was sent home when he suffered an injury in the opening game with CIS. At the 1994 World Cup, Völler was kept out of the starting line up for all three group games by Jürgen Klinsmann and Karl-Heinz Riedle who scored five between them, he made just one sub appearance in the group stages. He did start the second round tie with Belgium and scored twice in a 3–2 win. After a disappointing Euro 2000 for Germany under manager Erich Ribbeck, the German Football Association appointed Völler as new manager, despite him not having a coaching licence at the time. At first only planning to take interimistic responsibility for one year, following the decision by Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Völler himself as sporting director of the club, to not release Christoph Daum for the national team before 2001, Völler extended his contract because of good results, after Daum had been involved in a drug scandal.
Despite losing to England 5–1 at home and two disappointing d
Germany the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north and the Czech Republic to the east and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to the west. Germany includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,386 square kilometres, has a temperate seasonal climate. With 83 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous state of Europe after Russia, the most populous state lying in Europe, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is a decentralized country, its capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while Frankfurt serves as its financial capital and has the country's busiest airport. Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Essen; the country's other major cities are Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Bremen and Nuremberg. Various Germanic tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Germany since classical antiquity.
A region named Germania was documented before 100 AD. During the Migration Period, the Germanic tribes expanded southward. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation. After the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, the German Confederation was formed in 1815; the German revolutions of 1848–49 resulted in the Frankfurt Parliament establishing major democratic rights. In 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the revolution of 1918–19, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic; the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to the establishment of a dictatorship, the annexation of Austria, World War II, the Holocaust. After the end of World War II in Europe and a period of Allied occupation, Austria was re-established as an independent country and two new German states were founded: West Germany, formed from the American and French occupation zones, East Germany, formed from the Soviet occupation zone.
Following the Revolutions of 1989 that ended communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, the country was reunified on 3 October 1990. Today, the sovereign state of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor, it is a great power with a strong economy. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods; as a developed country with a high standard of living, it upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection, a tuition-free university education. The Federal Republic of Germany was a founding member of the European Economic Community in 1957 and the European Union in 1993, it is part of the Schengen Area and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the G20, the OECD. Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential and successful artists, musicians, film people, entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors.
Germany has a large number of World Heritage sites and is among the top tourism destinations in the world. The English word Germany derives from the Latin Germania, which came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it for the peoples east of the Rhine; the German term Deutschland diutisciu land is derived from deutsch, descended from Old High German diutisc "popular" used to distinguish the language of the common people from Latin and its Romance descendants. This in turn descends from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz "popular", derived from *þeudō, descended from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂- "people", from which the word Teutons originates; the discovery of the Mauer 1 mandible shows that ancient humans were present in Germany at least 600,000 years ago. The oldest complete hunting weapons found anywhere in the world were discovered in a coal mine in Schöningen between 1994 and 1998 where eight 380,000-year-old wooden javelins of 1.82 to 2.25 m length were unearthed. The Neander Valley was the location where the first non-modern human fossil was discovered.
The Neanderthal 1 fossils are known to be 40,000 years old. Evidence of modern humans dated, has been found in caves in the Swabian Jura near Ulm; the finds included 42,000-year-old bird bone and mammoth ivory flutes which are the oldest musical instruments found, the 40,000-year-old Ice Age Lion Man, the oldest uncontested figurative art discovered, the 35,000-year-old Venus of Hohle Fels, the oldest uncontested human figurative art discovered. The Nebra sky disk is a bronze artefact created during the European Bronze Age attributed to a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, it is part of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. The Germanic tribes are thought to date from the Pre-Roman Iron Age. From southern Scandinavia and north Germany, they expanded south and west from the 1st century BC, coming into contact with the Celtic tribes of Gaul as well
Forward (association football)
Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, are therefore most responsible for scoring goals. Their advanced position and limited defensive responsibilities mean forwards score more goals on behalf of their team than other players. Modern team formations include one to three forwards. Unconventional formations may include none; the traditional role of a centre-forward is to score the majority of goals on behalf of the team. The player may be used to win long balls or receive passes and retain possession of the ball with their back to goal as teammates advance, in order to provide depth for their team or help teammates score by providing a pass. Most modern centre-forwards operate in front of the second strikers or central attacking midfielders, do the majority of the ball handling outside the box; the present role of centre-forward is sometimes interchangeable with that of an attacking midfielder in the 4–3–1–2 or 4–1–2–1–2 formations.
The term "target man" is used to describe a particular type of striker whose main role is to win high balls in the air and create chances for other members of the team. These players are tall and physically strong, being adept at heading the ball; the term centre-forward is taken from the early football playing formation in which there were five forward players: two outside forwards, two inside forwards, one centre-forward. When numbers were introduced in the 1933 English FA Cup final, one of the two centre-forwards that day wore the number nine – Everton's Dixie Dean a strong, powerful forward who had set the record for the most goals scored in a season in English football during the 1927–28 season; the number would become synonymous with the centre-forward position. The role of a striker is rather different from that of a traditional centre-forward, although the terms centre-forward and striker are used interchangeably at times, as both play further up the field than other players, while tall and technical players, like Zlatan Ibrahimović, have qualities which are suited to both positions.
Like the centre-forward, the traditional role of a striker is to score goals. They are fast players with good ball control and dribbling abilities. More agile strikers like Michael Owen have an advantage over taller defenders due to their short bursts of speed. A good striker should be able to shoot confidently with either foot, possess great power and accuracy, have the ability to link-up with teammates and pass the ball under pressure in breakaway situations. While many strikers wear the number 9 shirt, the position, to a lesser degree, is associated with the number 10, worn by more creative deep-lying forwards such as Pelé, with numbers 7 and 11, which are associated with wingers. Deep-lying forwards have a long history in the game, but the terminology to describe their playing activity has varied over the years; such players were termed inside forwards, creative or deep-lying centre-forwards. More two more variations of this old type of player have developed: the second, or shadow, or support, or auxiliary striker and, in what is in fact a distinct position unto its own, the number 10, exemplified by Dennis Bergkamp.
Other number 10s who play further back, such as Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, are described as an attacking midfielder or the playmaker. The second striker position is a loosely defined and most misapplied description of a player positioned somewhere between the out-and-out striker, whether he is a "target-man" or more of a "poacher", the Number 10 or attacking midfielder, while showing some of the characteristics of both. In fact, a term coined by French advanced playmaker Michel Platini, the "nine-and-a-half", which he used to describe Roberto Baggio's playing role, has been an attempt to become a standard in defining the position. Conceivably, a Number 10 can alternate as a second-striker provided that he is a prolific goalscorer. Second or support strikers do not tend to get as involved in the orchestration of attacks as the Number 10, nor do they bring as many other players into play, since they do not share the burden of responsibility, functioning predominantly as assist providers.
In Italy, this role is known as a "rifinitore" or "seconda punta", whereas in Brazil, it is known as "segundo atacante" or "ponta-de-lança". The position of inside forward was popularly used in the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries; the inside forwards would support the centre-forward and making space in the opposition defence, and, as the passing game developed, supporting him or her with passes. The role is broadly analogous to the "hole" or second striker position in the modern game, although here there were two such players, known as inside right and inside left. In early 2–3–5 formations the inside-forwards would flank the centre-forward on both sides. With the advent of
The Chicago Storm was a team in the Ultimate Soccer League that began play in the 2004-2005 season as a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 2011, it was announced; the Storm played home games during its first two seasons at the UIC Pavilion on the West Side of Chicago. The team moved its home games to the newly built Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb of Chicago, for the 2006-07 season. Former Chicago Sting and Chicago Fire soccer great Frank Klopas coached the team during its first two seasons, but he was replaced by Steve Morris for the 2006-07 season. After the MISL folded, the Storm played in the Xtreme Soccer League. After the XSL folded with just one year of play, the Storm joined the Ultimate Soccer League; the team folded after the 2010 season. As of April 5, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Frank Klopas 2004-2006 Steve Morris 2006-2009 Branko Savic 2009–2011 No. 12 Karl-Heinz Granitza UIC Pavilion 2004-2006 Sears Centre 2006-2009 Chicago Sports Zone 2009–2010 Official site
FC Gütersloh 2000
FC Gütersloh 2000 is a German association football club based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club was formed in 1978 out of the merger of the football sides of Sport Vereinigung Arminia Gütersloh and Deutsche Jugendkraft Gütersloh in the hopes that the new club would be more successful than its un-storied predecessors; the union was a bit of a surprise because of some ill-will that had existed between the clubs going back to Arminia's refusal to share their stadium facility with DJK, so make it possible for them to play in the Regionalliga in the late 1960s. Both sides had bounced back and forth between the second and third division through the late 1960s and into the 1970s. After their merger they settled down as a mid-table Amateur Oberliga Westfalen club, with a couple of poor seasons leading to relegation to Verbandsliga Westfalen, but always followed by immediate promotion; the club managed to play their way into the 2. Bundesliga in 1996, on the strength of a Regionalliga West/Südwest title, for a three-year stay, but in 1999 were crushed by their 7 million DM debt.
The club was all its results for the season annulled. The club took up play in the Oberliga Westfalen. In January 2010, it was announced that plans were in the works for a merger with SC Wiedenbrück 2000, but the proposal failed. On 27 October 2013, the Gütersloh side suffered a record defeat losing 5:8 to SpVgg Erkenschwick: the 13 goals scored matched the total of a 1985–86 match that saw DJK Hellweg Lütgendortmund down Sportfreunde Siegen 7:6. In 2014, the club was overshadowed by rumours of around its precarious financial situation and the prospect voluntary withdrawal from play. New merger talks took place with SC Wiedenbruck and SC Verl, but these ended when the club avoided bankruptcy in October 2014 under new management. Since 2012 the club played in the tier five Oberliga Westfalen. After repeated financial troubles, the club filed for insolvency in January 2017, despite all efforts to secure funding through donations and sponsorship, announced the dissolution and liquidation of assets by the end of May 2017.
New sponsors were presented on 26 May, which pledged to finance operations for the next three years. The insolvency filing is to be cancelled. FC Gütersloh followers share a heartfelt rivalry with nearby SC Verl whose supporters tease the "big city club" over its inconsistent performance and financial woes. In turn, FCG look down on the "village club"; the club's honours: Regionalliga West/Südwest Champions: 1996 Oberliga Westfalen Champions: 1984, 1995 Westfalenliga – Group 1 Champions: 1991 Official website Abseits Guide to German Soccer
Tomislav Marić is a German-born Croatian former football striker. Marić was born to Bosnian Croat parents in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg and started his first-team career in 1992 at amateur side SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg from the nearby Ludwigsburg in third-division Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, he spent two seasons with the third-division side, making 60 league appearances in which he scored 14 goals. In July 1994, he signed his first professional contract with Bundesliga side Karlsruher SC, but never managed to become a regular at the club, making only four Bundesliga appearances as a second-half substitute throughout the 1994–95 season of the league, he made his Bundesliga debut on 7 October 1994 in KSC's 1–0 defeat away against Eintracht Frankfurt, playing as a substitute in the last five minutes of the match. After this unsuccessful season with KSC, he went on to move to 2. Bundesliga side SG Wattenscheid 09 for the 1995–96 season, he made 31 appearances and scored seven goals for the club in the Second Bundesliga during the season after which he went on to move to another Second Bundesliga side at the time, Stuttgarter Kickers.
He subsequently was a regular from the beginning. In his final season with the club, in 1999–2000, he became the top goalscorer of the Second Bundesliga with 21 goals scored in 33 matches and saved the club from being relegated to the third division as his 21 goals were a half of all goals scored by the team in the Second Bundesliga that season in which they narrowly avoided relegation with a 15th-place finish. In the same season, he helped the club to reach the semifinals of the DFB-Pokal, where they lost 2–1 to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in extra time. In four seasons with Stuttgarter Kickers, Marić made 112 Second Bundesliga appearances and scored 42 goals for the club in the league, a half of, in his final season with the club. Marić went on to leave Stuttgarter Kickers for Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg in the summer of 2000 and became a regular in the team during his first season with the club, making 30 Bundesliga appearances in which he managed to score six goals, he scored his first Bundesliga goal when he netted the fifth goal in VfL Wolfsburg's 6–0 victory over 1.
FC Köln on 21 October 2000. In the 2001–02 season, he managed to score 12 goals in only 17 Bundesliga appearances and was VfL Wolfsburg's most successful goalscorer that season as well as in the following 2002–03 season, when he once again scored 12 goals, but played ten matches more than in the preceding season. However, he lost his place in the team for the 2003–04 season and did not make any Bundesliga appearances before moving to Borussia Mönchengladbach in January 2004, he spent only six months with the Gladbach team and managed to score only one goal in seven Bundesliga appearances for the club. He returned to VfL Wolfsburg in the summer of 2004, but spent the first part of the 2004–05 season with the club's reserve squad in the third-division Regionalliga Nord, where he scored two goals in seven appearances, he returned to the first team in January 2005 and went on to make 11 Bundesliga appearances until the end of the season, scoring once as he netted the final goal in the club's 4–0 home victory over FC Hansa Rostock only a few seconds after entering the match as a substitute.
In three and half seasons with VfL Wolfsburg's first team, he made 85 Bundesliga appearances and scored 31 goals for the club in the league. In July 2005, he transferred to Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds, but spent only six months with the club and scored eight goals in 13 J1 League appearances for the team, he returned to Germany with the beginning of the year 2006 and signed a three-and-half-year contract with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, a third-division Regionalliga Süd side with strong ambitions of being promoted to the Second Bundesliga. In his first six months with the club, he scored nine goals in 15 Regionalliga Süd matches, but the team only finished fourth at the end of the 2005–06 season, two places below the promotion ranks. Marić had a short international career with the Croatian national team in 2002 and 2003, he made his international debut in Croatia's friendly match against Hungary on 8 May 2002 and scored his first international goal in Croatia's 1–0 away victory over Romania in a friendly match played on 20 November 2002.
In the 2002–03 season, he made five appearances for Croatia in the Euro 2004 qualifying and scored once as he netted the third goal in their 4–0 home victory over Belgium on 29 March 2003. His last international match was Croatia's Euro 2004 qualifier against Estonia on 11 June 2003. In all, he scored two goals for Croatia. Marić's younger brother Marijo is a professional footballer who played in the Bundesliga, most notably for VfL Bochum, but made a successful career with FC Kärnten in the Austrian Bundesliga and was an occasional member of the Croatian national team between 2002 and 2004 as well. Tomislav Marić at J. League
Horst Hrubesch is a retired German football player who last managed the German women's national team. As a player Hrubesch won three West German championships with his club side, Hamburger SV, as well as the European Cup title in 1983, he was a key member of the West Germany team that made it to the final of the 1982 World Cup, losing to Italy. His nickname was Das Kopfball-Ungeheuer for his heading skills as a centre-forward. Hrubesch played in small clubs until the age of 24. There he played well enough. At Hamburg he blossomed into one of the most productive forwards of the Bundesliga and was soon called up for the West German national team. Hrubesch formed an attacking partnership with fellow HSV player Manfred Kaltz, a right wingback whose crosses Hrubesch headed in, or headed to teammates to provide them with scoring chances. Hrubesch won the West German championship three times with Hamburg, in 1979, 1982 and 1983. In all, he scored 96 goals in 159 matches for the club. Hrubesch won the European Cup in 1983, captaining the team to a 1–0 win against favourites Juventus in the final in Athens.
Three years earlier he had been on the team, but was injured throughout most of the match, that lost the 1980 European Cup final against Nottingham Forest FC. Hamburg reached one other major European final while Hrubesch was on the team, losing the 1982 UEFA Cup final against IFK Göteborg. Hrubesch left Hamburg after the 1983 season to play for Belgian club Standard Liège. After two years he returned to the Bundesliga to play for Borussia Dortmund, appearing in about half the club’s games during his one season there. Over the course of his entire career he scored 136 goals in 224 games in the Bundesliga. West Germany's match-winning hero in the UEFA Euro 1980 Final in Rome against Belgium, Hrubesch scored two goals, the second a trademark bullet header, in the 89th minute, it was a day of redemption for the big Hamburger SV centre forward who a few weeks earlier had hobbled around the field with an ankle injury as his club lost the European Champion Clubs' Cup final to Nottingham Forest FC. A latecomer to the international scene, Hrubesch had only been called into the West Germany squad after Klaus Fischer broke his leg, the game against Belgium was only his fifth international appearance.
He would play for West Germany 21 times, scoring 6 goals, his last match being the losing 1982 FIFA World Cup final against Italy. Hrubesch is famous for having scored the winning penalty which defeated France in the 1982 FIFA World Cup semi-final, after an epic game, tied 3–3 after extra-time. Minutes earlier, in the second extra-time period with France leading 3-2, it was Hrubesch who headed a cross from the left wing to Klaus Fischer, enabling his spectacular overhead kick equalizer. Irish television commentator Jimmy Magee during the shoot-out coined the nickname that made Hrubesch best known in the English-speaking world: "The man they call'The Monster'." Hrubesch started his coaching career with Rot-Weiss Essen He was there between 1 July 1986 and 14 September 1987. His first match was a 2–0 loss against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on 25 July 1986, he had won two of a first round exit from the cup before leaving the club. His final match was a 3–1 loss to Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on 13 September 1987.
He won. Hrubesch took over VfL Wolfsburg for the 1988–89 season. In the cup, he had a loss; this includes a 1 -- a 6 -- 1 loss against to Eintracht Frankfurt. Hrubesch took over Swarovski Tirol from 1 January 1992 to 30 June 1992, his first match was a 2–0 win against Austria Salzburg. Hrubesch took over at Hansa Rostock between 4 January 1993 and 26 June 1993, his first match was a 3–0 loss to Waldhof Mannheim on 6 February 1993. Hrubesch took over as head coach of Dynamo Dresden on 22 November 1994 and was there until 1 March 1995, he failed to win any of his five matches. His first match was a 1–1 draw against Karlsruher SC on 26 November 1994. Dynamo Dresden lost a 2–1 to Bayern Munich, 1–1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen, 1–0 loss to Werder Bremen, a 2–0 loss to VfL Bochum. Hrubesch was head coach of Austria Wien for the 1995–96 season, his first match was a 4–0 win against Vorwärts Steyr on 2 August 1995. Hrubesch was head coach of Samsunspor for the 1997–98 season. Samsunspor finished second in Group 6 of the UEFA Intertoto Cup, three points behind Hamburger SV.
Their record was a loss. In the league, they finished with a record of 14 wins, seven draws, 13 losses in 34 matches. Hrubesch was head coach of Germany's B team from 22 March 1999, he was appointed assistant coach of Germany's A team on 8 May 2000. The coaching staff was reconstructed on 26 March 2002 with Uli Stielike becoming the new head coach of Germany's B team. In 2008, Hrubesch won the European Championship with the Germany U–19 team. On 9 January 2009, Hrubesch was named interim coach of the Germany U–21 team. Rainer Adrion was unavailable to become the permanent head coach until the summer. In June 2009, he guided Germany to the final of the 2009 UEFA Under-21 Championships where they defeated England Under 21s by 4–0. On 11 November 2009, it was announced that he will begin to work as U-19 coach of the DFB, he returned to the Germany U–21 team after Rainer Adrion was sacked on 21 June 2013. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he was the coach. On 13 March 2018, he was appointed as the head coach for the German women's national team.
As of 17 March 2015 Hamburger SV Bundesliga: 1978–79, 1981–82, 1982–83 European Cup: 1982–83West Germany UEFA European Championship: 1980 F