Armin Veh

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Armin Veh
Armin Veh 2012 2.jpg
Veh with Frankfurt in 2012.
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-02-01) 1 February 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Augsburg, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1978–1979 FC Augsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979 FC Augsburg 7 (0)
1979–1983 Borussia Mönchengladbach 60 (3)
1983–1984 St. Gallen 18 (0)
1984–1985 Borussia Mönchengladbach 5 (0)
1985–1987 FC Augsburg
1987 Schwaben Augsburg 15 (1)
1987–1990 SpVgg Bayreuth 53 (1)
Teams managed
1990–1995 FC Augsburg
1996–1997 Greuther Fürth
1998–2001 SSV Reutlingen
2002–2003 Hansa Rostock
2003–2004 FC Augsburg
2006–2008 VfB Stuttgart
2009–2010 VfL Wolfsburg
2010–2011 Hamburger SV
2011–2014 Eintracht Frankfurt
2014 VfB Stuttgart
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Armin Veh (born 1 February 1961) is a German former football midfielder and current manager. He won the German championship with Bundesliga team VfB Stuttgart in 2007. Veh and his team also had the chance to win "the double" by winning the DFB-Cup on 26 May 2007 in Berlin, but lost 2–3 in overtime against 1. FC Nürnberg.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Augsburg, Veh played as a midfielder from 1979 to 1983 in Bundesliga at Borussia Mönchengladbach. With Gladbach Veh played in the 1980 UEFA Cup final, losing against Eintracht Frankfurt. In 1984 a broken leg ended his career as a Bundesliga-level pro.

In 1985, Veh resumed playing in his home town for FC Augsburg, moving in 1987 for a few months to local rival TSV Schwaben Augsburg. Due to injuries he played only eight games in the second Bundesliga for SpVgg Bayreuth before retiring in November 1990.

He scored two goals in 65 Bundesliga games, one goal in 60 second Bundesliga games, and appeared in 18 games of Swiss NLA.

Coaching career[edit]

Veh won the Bundesliga with Stuttgart in 2007

Veh was head coach of FC Augsburg from 1990 to 1995.[1]

Veh was head coach of Greuther Fürth between 1 July 1996 and 14 October 1997.[2] His first match was a 2–0 win against Ulm 1846.[3] In the 1996–97 season, Greuther finished second in the league and was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga.[4] Veh also led the team to a Round of 16 birth in the German Cup where they lost 3–1 to Karlsruher SC.[3] He departed from the club on 14 October 1997.[2] His final match was a 1–0 loss to 1. FC Nürnberg on 6 October 1997.[5]

Veh was head coach of Reutlingen 05 from July 1998 to December 2001.[6] His first match was a 2–0 win against VfB Stuttgart II.[7] Reutlingen's final win of the 1998–99 season came on matchday 28 against Bayern Munich II[7] when they were two points outside the Promotional playoff for the 2. Bundesliga.[8] They finished the season with two draws and four losses in their final six matches[7] and finished the season 12 points outside the promotional playoff spot.[9] In the following season, Reutlingen finished the season by winning 28 out of 34 matches and scoring 102 goals and a +77 goal difference.[10] They finished the season in first place and 26 points above second place and was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga.[10] From 2 October 1999 to 30 October 1999, Reutlingen outscored opposition 23–1.[11] In the 2000–01 season, Reutlingen finished in seventh place and 10 points outside the promotion zone.[12] They started the season with a 3–2 win against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on matchday one and a 4–1 loss to Alemannia Aachen on matchday two.[13] This was followed by a 3–2 extra time loss to Hertha BSC in the German Cup.[13] Veh departed from the club on 12 December 2001.[6] His final match was a 2–1 loss to 1. FC Schweinfurt 05.[14]

From January 2002, Veh coached Hansa Rostock.[15] His first match was against Bayer Leverkusen.[16] In the 2002–03 season, Veh led Hansa Rostock to a 13th place finish in the Bundesliga[17] and Round of 16 in the German Cup.[18] Veh resigned in October 2003,[19] a day after losing 3–0 to Bayer Leverkusen.[20]

Veh took over as head coach of Augsburg on 13 October 2003.[21] His first match was a 0–0 draw against Bayern Munich II.[22] Veh was sacked on 26 September 2004[23] after winning two of Augsburg's first eight matches in the 2004–05 season.[24] His final match was a 3–0 loss against VfR Aalen.[25]

Veh was hired by VfB Stuttgart to replace Giovanni Trapattoni on 10 February 2006.[26] His first match was a 2–1 loss against Arminia Bielefeld on matchday 21 of the 2005–06 Bundesliga on 11 FGebruary 2006.[27] On 18 April 2006 his contract was extended until summer 2007, and on 19 January 2007 for another year.

In May 2007, Veh and VfB Stuttgart scored their biggest successes by winning the Bundesliga on 19 May 2007 and qualifying for the DFB Cup final of 26 May 2007 in Berlin, which gave Veh and his team the chance to win "the double". The opponent, 1. FC Nürnberg, had beaten Stuttgart twice in regular season,[28] and prevailed again by beating VfB Stuttgart 3–2 in extra time.[29] In the 2007–08 season Stuttgart found it tougher as champions and finished sixth.

On 23 November 2008, Veh parted ways with VfB Stuttgart, due to the club's current performances.[30] His dismissal came in the wake of a 4–1 defeat away at VfL Wolfsburg and a 5 match winless streak.[31]

On 23 May 2009, it was announced that Veh will take over newly crowned Bundesliga champions VfL Wolfsburg from the hands of Felix Magath in July.[32] His first match was a 4–1 win against Wehen Wiesbaden in the German Cup.[33] Veh was sacked as head coach of Wolfsburg on 25 January 2010.[34]

On 24 May 2010, he was announced as the new head coach of Hamburger SV.[35] His first match was a 5–1 win against Torgelower SV Greif in the German Cup.[36] On 13 March 2011, Veh was sacked by HSV, following a 6–0 hammering by Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, six points adrift from a spot that would have allowed them to play in the UEFA Europa League the following season.[37]

On 30 May 2011, Veh was announced as the new head coach of Eintracht Frankfurt.[38] Hias first match was a 3–2 win in the 2. Bundesliga against Greuther Fürth.[39] After achieving promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season, Veh renewed his expiring contract with Frankfurt for another year.[40] Veh demanded that that the club invest more money in the squad or he'll leave the club.[41] On 3 March 2014, Veh decided not to renew his contract.[42]

On 12 May 2014, Veh returned to VfB Stuttgart after signing a contract until 2016.[43] His first match was a 2–0 loss to VfL Bochum.[44] He resigned[45] on 23 November 2014[46] after a 1–0 to FC Augsburg.[47] Stuttgart took nine points from 12 matches[46] and were eliminated in the first round of the German Cup[48] which is the worst start in 40 years for Stuttgart.[49]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 25 November 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Ref.
FC Augsburg 1 July 1990[1] 30 June 1995[1] 171 83 37 51 297 220 +77 48.54
Greuther Fürth 1 July 1996[2] 15 October 1997[2] 48 27 10 11 91 51 +40 56.25 [3][5]
Reutlingen 05 1 July 1998[6] 12 December 2001[6] 122 64 28 30 256 144 +112 52.46 [7][11][13][14]
Hansa Rostock 3 January 2002[15] 6 October 2003[19] 62 18 14 30 80 106 -26 29.03 [50][16][18][20]
FC Augsburg 13 October 2003[21] 27 September 2004[23] 31 12 9 10 51 43 +8 38.71 [51][22][25]
VfB Stuttgart 10 February 2006[26] 23 November 2008[30] 125 63 20 42 211 176 +35 50.40 [52][27][28][53][54]
VfL Wolfsburg 1 July 2009[32] 25 January 2010[34] 27 9 7 11 50 50 +0 33.33 [55][33]
Hamburger SV1 1 July 2010[56] 13 March 2011[37] 27 12 4 11 42 43 -1 44.44 [56][36]
Eintracht Frankfurt 30 May 2011[38] 12 May 2014[43] 119 54 28 37 197 153 +44 45.38 [57][39][58][59]
VfB Stuttgart 12 May 2014[43] 23 November 2014[46] 13 2 3 8 14 28 -14 15.38 [52][44]
Total 745 344 160 241 1,289 1,014 +275 46.17
  • 1.^ Didn't coach Hamburg in their second round German Cup match against Eintracht Frankfurt.[60]

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