Reinhard Saftig

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Reinhard Saftig
Saftig, Reinhard Trainer FSV Mainz 97-98 WP.JPG
Saftig coaching Mainz in 1997.
Personal information
Full name Reinhard Saftig
Date of birth (1952-01-23) 23 January 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Uersfeld, West Germany
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1964– TuS Mayen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1974 TuS Mayen
1974–1975 FV 04 Godesberg
1975–1977 Sportfreunde Eisbachtal
1977–1979 TuS Mayen
Teams managed
1979–1983 FC Bayern Munich (assistant)
1983 FC Bayern Munich (caretaker)
1983–1986 Borussia Dortmund (assistant)
1986–1988 Borussia Dortmund
1989 Hannover 96
1989–1991 VfL Bochum
1991–1993 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1994 Kocaelispor
1994–1995 Galatasaray
1997 1. FSV Mainz 05
2003–2005 Borussia Dortmund (scout)
2005–2008 Arminia Bielefeld (general manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Reinhard Saftig (born 23 January 1952 in Uersfeld) is a retired German football player[1] and manager.[2]

Saftig has served as head coach of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Hannover 96, VfL Bochum, and Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga.[3]

Career[edit]

He began his head coaching career as the short-term manager of Bayern Munich, as a replacement for Pal Csernai. Saftig was in this role for 45 days only (17 May to 30 June 1983).

He then took over in Borussia Dortmund in the latter-half of the 1985–86 season and secured Borussia's stay in the top flight in three intense relegation play-offs against 2. Bundesliga side SC Fortuna Köln. The following season was much stronger and resulted in Borussia Dortmund qualifying for the UEFA Cup after finishing 4th.

In 1991, Saftig arrived at the scene of a fatal highway accident involving Maurice Banach, a former player in the A-Youth squad of Borussia Dortmund, before the emergency services arrived. Banach had played for Saftig during his time with the youth squad.

During the 1992–93 season, Saftig led Bayer Leverkusen to the final of the German Cup. After his untimely firing by the club, Leverkusen would go on to clinch the Cup, defeating Hertha Berlin Amateurs in the final.

In 1994, he briefly took over the reins of Turkish club Kocaelispor before switching to Galatasaray.

From 22 June 2005 until 2008, Saftig served as general manager for Arminia Bielefeld. Prior to this position, he had worked as chief scout for Borussia Dortmund.

Coaching record[edit]

As of 27 October 2014
Team From To Record
M W D L Win % Ref.
Bayern Munich 16 May 1983[4] 30 June 1983[4] 3 1 1 1 33.33 [4]
Borussia Dortmund 24 October 1984[5] 27 October 1984[5] 1 1 0 0 100.000 [5]
Borussia Dortmund 20 April 1986[5] 26 June 1988[5] 86 33 24 29 38.37 [5]
Hannover 96 22 March 1989[6] 30 June 1989[6] 12 1 4 7 08.33 [6]
VfL Bochum 1 July 1989 [7] 22 April 1991[7] 64 19 16 29 29.69 [7][8][9]
Bayer Leverkusen 1 July 1991[10] 4 May 1993[10] 78 35 26 17 44.87 [10]
Galatasaray 1 July 1994[11] 30 June 1995[11] 48 26 8 14 54.17
Mainz 05 11 March 1997[12] 22 August 1997[12] 19 7 7 5 36.84 [12]
Total 318 130 86 102 40.88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klassmann, Helmut. "Reinhard Saftig bei Borussia Dortmund" [Reinhard Saftig with Borussia Dortmund]. Heimatjahrbuch 1988 (in German). Kreisverwaltung Vulkaneifel. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Reinhard Saftig". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Reinhard Saftig" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bayern München - Trainerhistorie". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Borussia Dortmund". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Hannover 96". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Reinhard Saftig". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "VfL Bochum". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "VfL Bochum". kicker.de. kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "Bayer 04 Leverkusen". kicker.de. kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Galatasaray » Manager history". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "1. FSV Mainz 05". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 October 2014.