Herbert Müller (handball coach)

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Herbert Müller (born September 3, 1962 in Timişoara)[1] is a Romanian-born German[2][3][4] handball coach and former handball player. He is currently in charge of Thüringer HC of the German Bundesliga, and beside his club duties he also serves as the head coach of the Austria women's national handball team.

Career[edit]

He was born to ethnic German parents, Franz and Anna Müller in Timișoara, and started to play handball for the local team CSU Politehnica Timişoara in 1976. Four years later he left the country with his family because of the hard times under the communist regime, and settled in Germany.[1] He continued his playing career in Augsburg, where he ended his career in 1988.[5]

He began coaching in 1984 at TSG Augsburg, while he was still an active player. In 1999 he took the hot seat of 1. FC Nürnberg, with them he achieved his biggest successes, winning two domestic championships and two domestic cup titles. In addition, he also won the EHF Challenge Cup in 2004.[1][5]

In 2008, Müller became the head coach of the Romanian team Rulmentul Brașov. He spent a year and a half with Rulmentul before the growing financial problems and the unpaid wages by the club caused a mass exodus, and Müller, alongside most of the key players left the club.[1]

Müller moved back to Germany, signing for Thüringer HC in July 2010. He brought the Bundesliga title and the German Cup for THC in 2011 for the first time in the history of the club.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has two daughters, Nadia (b. 2001) and Vanessa (b. 2007).[1] Herbert's brother, Helfried is also a handball expert, serving as the assistant coach of Thüringer HC.[6]

Müller was a mathematics docent at the Institut für Integration in Nürnberg.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Stoica, Marian (19 January 2010). "Herbert Müller este trup şi suflet pentru handbal". adevarul.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Herbert Müller Profile" (in German). Thüringer HC official website. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Cupa şi campionatul, două obiective îndeplinite pentru Herbert Müller şi Thüringen HC (Romanian)". www.sport365.ro. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ a b "ÖHB-Team fliegt zur Frauen-WM in Paris: "Wir fliegen mit Freude und Spaß zur WM"". news.at (in German). 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Austria portrait". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Herbert Muller va antrena Rulmentul Brasov". onlinesport.ro (in Romanian). 5 July 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2011.