Frank Engel (football manager)
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Frank Engel in 1990
|Date of birth||15 February 1951|
|Place of birth||Leipzig, East Germany|
|Germany U-15 (Manager)|
|BSG DIMO Böhlitz-Ehrenberg|
|–1970||BSG Chemie Leipzig|
|1976–1988||East Germany youth teams|
|1989||BSG Chemie Böhlen|
|1991–1992||FC Sachsen Leipzig|
|1993–1994||1. FC Magdeburg|
|1994–1995||1. FC Union Berlin|
|1995–1997||FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt|
|1997||FC Carl Zeiss Jena|
|2000||FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt|
Frank Engel (born 15 February 1951 in Leipzig, then East Germany is a German football manager. Since 1 January 2006 he has been managing Germany's Under-18 national team, until 2009. Now is managing the Germany Under-15 national team.
Engel began his playing career at BSG DIMO Böhlitz-Ehrenberg in a suburb of Leipzig, before moving on to DDR-Oberliga side BSG Chemie Leipzig. Here he played for the youth team, but already had to end his playing days without playing a single senior game due to prolonged back problems.
Engel took up managing immediately after his playing days had come to an end, working as a youth coach for Chemie Leipzig until 1976, when he found work with the Deutscher Fußball-Verband, the East German football association. He coached the youth national teams, from the Under 15 to the Under 19. Altogether, he was in charge of a national team for 195 matches, and coached later stars such as Matthias Sammer, Ulf Kirsten and Thomas Doll. In 1988 his team won the bronze medal at the Under-16 European Championship in Spain. The East Germans beat their West German counterparts under Holger Osieck in the third-place playoff.
After German reunification, Engel managed a number of clubs, among the 2. Bundesliga side FC Carl Zeiss Jena and former East German top-flight teams 1. FC Magdeburg and FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt. He gained some international experience managing Daewoo Royals FC in South Korea and Ismaily SC in Egypt. In South Korea, He became a historical first foreign manager in K-League history. Additionally he was assistant manager at Eintracht Frankfurt, F.C. Hansa Rostock and Alemannia Aachen, always under Jörg Berger.
- "DFB-Trainer Frank Engel" (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
- "Frank Engel bekommt zusätzliche Aufgaben" (in German). Handelsblatt. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- "Frank Engel übernimmt deutsches U-18-Nationalteam" (in German). Handelsblatt. 19 December 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2010.