Michael Weiß (football manager)

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Michael Weiß
Personal information
Full name Hans Michael Weiß
Date of birth (1965-03-11) 11 March 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth Dannenfels, Germany
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
FK Pirmasens ?? (0)
Teams managed
2001–2004 Kyoto Purple Sanga (assistant manager)
2004–2006 China U-20 (assistant manager)
2007–2010 Rwanda (technical director)
2007–2010 Rwanda U-20
2011 Philippines U-23
2011–2014 Philippines
2014 Oțelul Galați
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Hans Michael Weiß (born 11 March 1965) is a German football manager. He is a free agent. His last job was as the head coach of Liga I team Oțelul Galați.

Managerial career[edit]

Weiss served internships with several football clubs around the globe such as Real Madrid, Arsenal, Kaiserslautern, and River Plate, to name a few.[1]

He has worked at the Rwanda youth team programs and served as the technical director of the Fédération Rwandaise de Football Association, the governing body of football in Rwanda.[2][3]

In January 2011, he took charge of the Philippines national football team after being referred by the German Football Association in January 2011.[4] Under him, the Azkals rose to their highest-ever placing in the FIFA rankings, 127. On 15 January 2014, the Philippine Football Federation officially announced that his services had been discontinued.[5]

In April 2014 it was announced that he was part of an 8-man shortlist to replace Eric Nshimiyimana as Rwanda manager.[6]

In June 2014, he took the control of Romanian former champions Oțelul Galați. He was sacked only three months later after a single win in seven games.

Personal life[edit]

Weiss completed his bachelor's degree in Sports Science and Management at the University of Mainz in 1995. He is married to a Japanese woman and has two daughters (Lisa and Matilda). He currently lives in Manila, Philippines.





  1. ^ Olivares, Rick (2010-12-30). "Germans Offer Assistance, Coach For Pinoy Azkals". BusinessMirror.com.ph (Makati: Philippine Business Daily Mirror Publishing, Inc.). Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  2. ^ Hoffmann, Felix (2011-01-05). "German football coaches changing lives in Rwanda". DW-World.de (Deutsche Welle). Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  3. ^ Cordero, Abac (2011-01-09). "Wise move? Azkals tap German coach". PhilStar.com (PhilStar Daily Inc.). Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  4. ^ Tupas, Jeffrey M. (2011-01-09). "PFF approves hiring of German coach for Azkals". Inquirer.net (Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.). Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  5. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/343547/sports/football/michael-weiss-out-as-azkals-head-coach
  6. ^ Andrew Jackson Oryada (25 April 2014). "Ratomir Dujkovic on shortlist for Rwanda coach position". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 April 2014.