Top 5 All-time Best German Football Coaches

5. Ottmar Hitzfeld:

Hitzfeld spent a great deal of his career playing in the Swiss league and he was also a manager. He has won the League twice as a player in Basel and twice as a Zurich club manager Grasshopper.

After four years in the club, he won the title in a row of two seasons in 1995 and 96 while managing Borussia Dortmund. This success led to a change to Bayern Munich, where in two stages at the club he would win the league five times,

Hitzfeld’s achievement in the Champions League is what really makes it stand out, where both Dortmund and Munich won the European title. The club’s only victory in the Champions League is its success with its first in 1997.

4. Jürgen Klopp:

Influenced by the theories of Arrigo Sacchi and Wolfgang Frank, during stints at Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund, Klopp brought a pressing match that already existed in football to a new level.

He struggled to earn European honors in Dortmund as Hitzfeld did, but he took them to the finale in 2013, where his nemesis, Bayern Munich, struck them. In the English Premier League with Liverpool, domestic success took the shape of two league titles against odds in 2011 and 2012, and he is now trying to repeat that success.

3. Joachim Löw:

The former Freiburg midfielder enjoyed his biggest achievement as manager of the German national team after winning the German cup with Stuttgart and the Austrian league title with the now extinct Tirol Innsbruck.

Having started his tenure as Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant with Die Mannschaft in 2004, he would be promoted to the top job two years later,

In 2014, he captured his nation’s fourth World Cup in Brazil, the first time a European country has won the title outside of Europe.

2. Jupp Heynckes:

Heynckes became the first boss to achieve a German treble in 2013, winning with Bayern Munich the Champions League, Bundesliga and German cup.

At the Allianz Arena, Pep Guardiola had the difficult challenge of following him, and although the Spaniard was able to win domestic championships, he couldn’t duplicate the European success of Heynckes.

In 1998, the former Borussia Monchengladbach player also obtained Real Madrid’s Champions League title.
1. Dettmar Cramer:

As Cramer managed his Bayern Munich team to European Cup wins in 1975 and ’76, Beckenbauer dubbed him the “football professor”.

The Dortmund-born manager’s presence reaches well beyond German football, however and he’s generally recognized as one of the main football influences in Japan. In the early 1960s, he not only worked as a mentor for the Japanese national team, but he also set up a coaching system within the country to provide a forum on which to work for potential players and coaches.