promising managers from around the world thread

Abertawe

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to get the ball rolling i propose markus anfang.

he began his coaching career from the bottom up with some lowly side called sc kapellen-erft. he led the team to success and bayern leverkusen swooped to make him their academy coach where he spent just over three years culminating in winning the u-17 german title. after winning the title he left to return to senior football as manager of third division side holstein kiel - which in his first season he led to their first promotion to the second tier in over 30 years - in this the follow season they are one game away from reaching the top flight albeit they trail 3-1 to Wolfsburg but they are at home for the second leg. back in april he agreed to take over as coach of koln at the end of the season - with koln having been relegated it could well be holstein kiel are in the bundesliga next season minus anfang which would be an odd occurrence. apparently anfang is a cologne boy and is up for the challenge of turning them around. for a football coach/manager he's had a pretty good start - be interesting to see how he does in the next couple of years.

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There's a couple in Germany.

Nico Kovac who's just won the DFB Pokal with Frankfurt having got them to the final last season and is about to take over at Bayern and also Julian Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim, only 30 but been their manager for a few seasons now finishing 4th last year and 3rd this year.
 

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Is there anything specific that's allowing Germany to produce these guys or is it just a cycle?
 

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There's a couple in Germany.

Nico Kovac who's just won the DFB Pokal with Frankfurt having got them to the final last season and is about to take over at Bayern and also Julian Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim, only 30 but been their manager for a few seasons now finishing 4th last year and 3rd this year.
You're right about Nagelsmann. He even topped last year's 4 th place (best ever Hoffenheim standing in the Bundesliga) this year although he lost 2 key players (German internationals Niklas Süle and Sebastian Rudy) to Bayern before the season and then even in the winter break another German International, Sandro Wagner (although now he's an ex-international :D )
Nearly everyone expected that Hoffenheim couldn't compensate these losses and that they would fail to reach an european spot this season.

If you mention Nagelsmann you must also mention Domenico Tedesco. Both are "buddies" and Tedesco led Schalke in his first coaching year in the Bundesliga to the Vice Championship and therefore to the Champions League after Schalke was absent from ít since 2015. And to the semi final of the German Cup (where they lost against later winner Eintracht Frankfurt)
When he was appointed Chef Coach at Schalke he was only 31 and the youngest ever coach for them in the Bundesliga.

Both got their coaching badges in Hennef at the same time. Tedesco even with a better result than Nagelsmann:

Here's an (english written) article from Bundesliga about both:

https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/...co-reunion-hoffenheim-host-schalke-459852.jsp
 
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