Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. George Kottan (born 6 October 1946 in Budapest) is a Hungarian-Austrian football manager and former footballer.
Kottan played as a midfielder and started his career at MTK. His first match in the first league was at 5 April 1970. He left in 1972 to play in the Austrian National League for SK VÖEST Linz where they won the title in 1974, becoming the first team from Linz to become Austrian champions.
He then transferred to KFC Uerdingen 05 of the German Bundesliga in 1976 before winding up his playing career in 1979 in the US for the Los Angeles Aztecs in the North American Soccer League, playing for them for one season as a player-coach under Rinus Michels.
The following season Kottan became Michels assistant at the Aztecs. After a break, he rejoined Michels at German club 1. FC Köln where they won the DFB-Pokal. In 1984 Kottan left to take charge of his first club in Austria, with Ch. Linz and stayed until 1987 when he left to become a coach under Antal Dunai first for Real Murcia and then moved with him in 1990 to Levante UD.
Then in 1993, he worked with Dunai for the Hungarian Olympic football team, reaching the 1996 Olympic games. Kottan remained as a technical director until 2000 when he had the opportunity to manage Bangladesh, talking them to victory in the 2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup.
He also has managed Muktijoddha Sangsad KS of the Bangladesh Professional Football League and in the process won the Bangladesh Federation Cup. Later, Kottan took control of Indian I League club Churchill Brothers SC.
Kottan became the Pakistan national football team head coach on 20 February 2009. However, just one year later his contract wasn't renewed after mixed results. Now he is the head coach of Dhaka Abahani Limited.
He holds a UEFA Pro Licence.
With SK VOEST Linz
- Austrian Bundesliga Champions 1974
- SAFF Cup Champions 2003
- Bangladesh Federation Cup Winners 2003
- Kottan new Pakistan boss
- Kottan's Bundesliga stats
- Kottan's NASL stats
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Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.