Michael Skibbe

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Michael Skibbe
Michael Skibbe.jpg
Skibbe with Leverkusen in 2007.
Personal information
Full name Michael Skibbe
Date of birth (1965-08-04) 4 August 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grasshoppers (manager)
Youth career
1975–1982 SG Wattenscheid 09
1982–1984 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Schalke 04 15 (1)
1984–1986 Total 15 (1)
National team
1982–1983 Germany U18 18 (8)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Schalke 04 (Youth)
1989–1995 Borussia Dortmund (Youth)
1995–1998 Borussia Dortmund (Assistant)
1998–2000 Borussia Dortmund
2000–2004 Germany (Assistant)
2005–2008 Bayer Leverkusen
2008–2009 Galatasaray
2009–2011 Eintracht Frankfurt
2011 Eskişehirspor
2011–2012 Hertha BSC
2012 Karabükspor
2013– Grasshoppers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Skibbe (born 4 August 1965) is a German football manager who is currently in charge of Swiss Super League club Grasshoppers.

Club career[edit]

In his youth, Skibbe played for SG Wattenscheid 09. Then he switched to the professional team of FC Schalke 04. From 1985 to 1986, he appeared in 14 Bundesliga games, but then he tore his cruciate ligament three times, which forced him to end his playing career.

Managerial career[edit]

At the age of 22, he started his career as coach with Schalke 04 youth team.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

In 1989, Skibbe became a youth coach for Borussia Dortmund. Skibbe became head coach of the reserve side on 1 July 1997 and head coach of the senior team on 1 July 1998.[1][2] Skibbe becoming the youngest Skibbe head coach in the Bundesliga of all time at the age of 32. Skibbe was sacked on 6 February 2000.[3] Skibbe moved to the position of coordinator of the youth system of the club.

German national team[edit]

He gave up this post after being offered the position as director of the German national team. In 2000, he became its head coach. Rudi Völler, however, made most of the decisions, but didn't have a coaching license and thus couldn't be the official head coach. After Germany was eliminated in the first round of UEFA Euro 2004, Völler and Skibbe resigned from their positions. Skibbe was director of the youth system of the German Football Association from 24 August 2004 to 8 October 2005.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen[edit]

Skibbe became head coach of Bayer Leverkusen on 8 October 2005.[4] Skibbe was sacked from Bayer Leverkusen on 18 May 2008 after missing out on Europe.[5]

Galatasaray[edit]

On 11 June 2008 Skibbe agreed with the Turkish football club Galatasaray.[6] He won the Turkish Super Cup after a 2–1 victory against Kayserispor.[7][8] Galatasaray failed to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League after they lost 3–2 on aggregate to Steaua Bucuresti.[9] Skibbe was sacked from Galatasaray on 23 February 2009, after a heavy 5–2 loss to Kocaelispor.[10]

Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

On 4 June 2009, Eintracht Frankfurt announced that Skibbe would succeed Friedhelm Funkel as head coach of the club.[11] On 22 March 2011, after a decline in the Bundesliga, Skibbe was sacked by the club.[12]

Eskişehirspor[edit]

On 17 July 2011, Eskişehirspor announced that Skibbe would succeed Bülent Uygun as head coach of the club.[13] On 27 December 2011, Skibbe's contract was dissolved to make way for his move to Hertha BSC.[14]

Hertha BSC[edit]

Skibbe was offially released from Eskişehirspor to make way for his Hertha BSC move on 27 December 2011.[14] After five losses in five games with the team, Skibbe was sacked from Hertha BSC on 12 February 2012.[15]

Karabükspor[edit]

On 17 May 2012, he was formally introduced as the new manager of Karabükspor for 1+1 years.[16] Skibbe left the club on 5 November 2012.

Grasshopper Club Zürich[edit]

On 15 June 2013, Skibbe was appointed as the new Grasshopper Club Zürich, succeeding Uli Forte.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 20 January 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Borussia Dortmund II 1 July 1997[1] 30 June 1998[1] 30 21 5 4 70.00
Borussia Dortmund 1 July 1998[2] 6 February 2000[3] 68 29 20 19 42.65 [17]
Bayer Leverkusen 8 October 2005[4] 18 May 2008[5] 123 52 26 45 42.28 [18]
Galatasaray 11 June 2008[6] 23 February 2009[10] 37 20 9 8 54.05
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 July 2009[11] 22 March 2011[12] 67 25 15 27 37.31 [19]
Eskişehirspor 17 July 2011[13] 27 December 2011[14] 21 12 3 6 57.14
Hertha BSC 27 December 2011[14] 12 February 2012[15] 5 0 0 5 00.00 [20]
Karabükspor 17 May 2012 4 November 2012 12 4 3 5 33.33
Grasshoppers 15 June 2013 Present 26 12 7 7 46.15
Total 389 175 88 126 44.99

Honours[edit]

As coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Borussia Dortmund II .:. Coaches from A-Z". worldfootball. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Borussia Dortmund .:. Coaches from A-Z". kicker. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Kraftakt mit Krauss". kicker (in German). 7 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Skibbe wird neuer Bayer-Coach". kicker (in German). 8 October 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Skibbe muss gehen". kicker (in German). 21 May 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Gala-Trainer Skibbe". kicker (in German). 11 June 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.tff.org/Default.aspx?pageID=528&macId=75359
  8. ^ http://www.galatasaray.org/en/kulup/haber/51.php
  9. ^ http://www.uefa.com/competitions/ucl/fixturesresults/round=15275/match=303842/index.html
  10. ^ a b "Galatasaray feuert Skibbe". kicker (in German). 23 February 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Eintracht setzt auf Skibbe". kicker (in German). 4 June 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Der nächste Hammer: Daum löst Skibbe ab!". kicker (in Geran). 22 March 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Skibbe ist klar mit Eskisehirspor". kicker (in German). 18 July 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Skibbe-Co Boekamp: Eskisehir macht Weg frei". kicker (in German). 27 December 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Hertha BSC wirft Trainer Michael Skibbe raus". Die Welt (in German). 12 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Karabükspor Skibbe ile anlaştı". NTVSpor.net. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Borussia Dortmund" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Bayer 04 Leverkusen" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Eintracht Frankfurt" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hertha BSC" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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