Berlin (dpa) – Jürgen Klinsmann is not the first former national coach to take control of a Bundesliga team. Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen have often used a former DFB coach.
FRANZ BECKENBAUER: The boss of the world champion team, Franz Beckenbauer, came in late 1993, when FC Bayern Munich scored his coach Erich Ribbeck. Beckenbauer became the champion and entrusted the team to Giovanni Trapattoni for the new season. Only two years later, Beckenbauer returned to his post as a firefighter at Bayern. In April 1996, Otto Rehhagel had to leave his coaching post. The German championship Beckenbauer did not win this time, but the UEFA Cup.
BERTI VOGTS: About two years after his resignation as coach, Vogts Vogts took over the baton on November 9, 2000, Bayer Leverkusen, after the cocaine consumption of his predecessor Christoph Daum was detected. However, Vogts has not been able to rely on Daum's sporting success. After 11 defeats in 25 games, he was eliminated in May 2001.
ERICH RIBBECK: Erich Ribbeck's career was a little different: he already had more than 30 years of experience as a coach when he took over the DFB team in 1998. Although he was an assistant coach and coach of the Olympic team, he already had experience in DFB teams, but spent most of his career working as a club coach. After two unfortunate years, Ribbeck did not extend his contract with the DFB in 2000 – unlike his predecessors and successors, he took over after the national team was out of the job.
RUDI VÖLLER: Rudi Völler also arrived after his stint on the DFB coaching bench for Bayer. After retiring as team manager in 2004, he was sporting director of Bayer Leverkusen at the beginning of 2005 as the coach of AS Roma Völler. Already in 2000, Völler played the role of coach of Bayer after the release of Christoph Daum.
JÜRGEN KLINSMANN: Jürgen Klinsmann, the more complete successor of the DFB, two years after his retirement from the Bayern national team coach, caused a stir with his style. Its modernization strategy failed, however. Bayern was under Klinsmann not even in first place, retired from the Champions League and Cup in the quarterfinals and sent Klinsmann back in April 2009.