Bernd Krauss

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Bernd Krauss
Personal information
Full name Bernd Krauss
Date of birth (1957-05-08) 8 May 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth Dortmund, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1971–1976 BSV Schüren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1977 Borussia Dortmund 1 (0)
1977–1983 Rapid Wien 191 (18)
1983–1990 Borussia Mönchengladbach 167 (8)
Total 359 (26)
National team
1981–1984 Austria 22 (0)
Teams managed
1988–1989 SC Kapellen
1989–1990 Borussia MG Am.
1990–1991 1. FC Köln Am.
1991–1996 Borussia MG
1997–1999 Real Sociedad
2000 Borussia Dortmund
2001–2002 RCD Mallorca
2002 Aris Saloniki
2004 VfB Admira Wacker Mödling
2005 Pegah Gilan F.C.
2006 CD Tenerife
2007 SK Schwadorf
2012 Étoile Sportive du Sahel

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Bernd Krauss (born 8 May 1957 in Dortmund, West Germany) is a retired German-Austrian football player[1] and later a football manager.

He is currently the youth technical director of Tunisian club Étoile Sportive du Sahel.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Krauss started his professional career at local outfit Borussia Dortmund but limited chances there made him move to Austrian Football Bundesliga side Rapid Wien in 1977. The move proved to be successful, winning the league title (twice) and the domestic cup. He only returned to Germany in 1983 to join Borussia Mönchengladbach where he finished his playing career and took up a coaching post.

International career[edit]

The German-born Krauss was tempted to become an Austrian citizen when playing at Rapid Wien and joined Austria's national team set-up. He made his debut for Austria in 1981 and was a participant at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He earned 22 caps, no goals scored – however, he did score an own goal rather tellingly against West Germany in a game on 29 April 1981 that ended 0–2. He already played his final international match in 1984, after he left Austria to play in his native West Germany again.

Coaching career[edit]

Krauss started his coaching career at the German club SC Kapellen (1988–89), before he was called up to manage the amateur teams of Borussia Mönchengladbach (1989–90) and 1. FC Köln (1990). In 1991 he became the assistant coach at Mönchengladbach, and then from 6 November 1992 to 7 December 1996 he was appointed to be the Head-Coach there. With Borussia Mönchengladbach Krauss won the German Cup in 1995.

The late 90s were the most successful years in the coaching era of Bernd Krauss. 1997–1999 he managed the Spanish first-division team of Real Sociedad. In 2000, he shortly came back to Germany to take over Borussia Dortmund, succeeding Michael Skibbe.[2] It turned out to be a big mistake, as he was sacked after two months. Krauss then got back to Spain, where he coached RCD Mallorca (2001).

In the next few years Krauss became a globetrotter, managing teams in Greece (Aris Thessaloniki F.C., 2002), Austria (VfB Admira Wacker Mödling, 2004), United Arab Emirates and Iran (Pegah Gilan F.C., 2005). From April to December 2006 he once again came back to Spain, where he managed CD Tenerife.

In August 2007 he was appointed manager of SK Schwadorf, replacing Attila Sekerlioglu. On 6. December the same year he was fired, placing only one point ahead of the relegation zone in the Austrian Second Division.

In January 2012, Krauss was appointed general manager of Étoile Sportive du Sahel then the head coach of the same team. In March 2012, he returned to his initial position of youth technical director as Faouzi Benzarti took up the post of the head coach of Étoile.

Honours[edit]

Playing[edit]

Coaching[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krauss, Bernd" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Krauss replaces Skibbe at Dortmund". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). 7 February 2000. Archived from the original on 9 April 2000. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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