Gerhard Struber

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Gerhard Struber
FC Liefering gegen WSG Wattens (28. Juli 2017) 27.jpg
Struber as FC Liefering manager in 2017
Personal information
Full name Gerhard Struber[1]
Date of birth (1977-01-24) 24 January 1977 (age 43)[1]
Place of birth Kuchl, Austria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barnsley (manager)
Youth career
1985–1991 SV Kuchl
1991–1995 SV Austria Salzburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 SV Austria Salzburg 50 (3)
1995 → FC Puch (loan)
1998Admira Wacker (loan) 4 (1)
2000 → SV Wörgl (loan) 7 (3)
2001 BSV Bad Bleiberg 9 (2)
2001–2003 LASK 30 (0)
2003–2004 SC Schwanenstadt
2004–2005 FC Hallein 04
2005–2008 SV Friedburg
2008 SC Leogang
2008 Red Bull Salzburg
National team
1996–1998 Austria U21 3 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Red Bull Salzburg U19 (assistant)
2009–2010 Red Bull Salzburg U19
2012–2014 SV Kuchl
2014–2015 Red Bull Salzburg U15
2015–2016 Red Bull Salzburg (assistant)
2016–2017 Red Bull Salzburg U16
2017–2018 Red Bull Salzburg U19
2017–2018 FC Liefering
2019 Wolfsberger AC
2019– Barnsley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gerhard Struber (born 24 January 1977) is an Austrian professional football manager and former player who is currently the manager of EFL Championship side Barnsley.

Playing career[edit]

As a midfielder, Struber spent most of his career at SV Austria Salzburg from 1995 to 2001. He won the Austrian Bundesliga in the 1996–97 season with Salzburg and the Austrian Super Cup. Upon retiring as a footballer in 2008, Struber had played with several less prominent clubs.

Coaching career[edit]

After working two years as trainer for software systems, then eight years in sales and management positions at an insurance company, Struber quit his job to focus on coaching football teams in 2014. He already worked part time as co-trainer in the academy of FC Red Bull Salzburg from mid-2007 to mid-2010, and as coach of fourth division side SV Kuchl for 20 months. In 2014, Struber started working full time as under-15 coach at the Red Bull Salzburg academy.

In June 2017, he became coach of FC Liefering alongside Janusz Góra. Struber was also coach of the Red Bull Salzburg team in the 2017–18 UEFA Youth League, where the defending champions were eliminated in the round of 16. In the 2018–19 season, he took full charge of Liefering, but left in January to focus on taking his UEFA Pro Licence.[2] Struber became the new manager of Wolfsberger AC for the 2019–20 season. Wolfsberg was ranked in third place after 14 games, same as the season before, and gathered four points out of four games in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League before Struber left the club.

On 20 November 2019, Struber was appointed as manager of EFL Championship side Barnsley, penning a two-year deal. He succeeded Daniel Stendel.[3][4]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 February 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
Wolfsberger AC 1 July 2019 19 November 2019 21 11 4 6 052.38 [5]
Barnsley 19 November 2019 Present 19 6 4 9 031.58 [6]
Total 40 17 8 15 042.50


SV Austria Salzburg


  1. ^ a b c "Gerhard Struber". RTBF (in French). Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  2. ^ Gerhard Struber gibt Traineramt beim FC Liefering ab. Salzburger Nachrichten (in German). 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Gerhard Struber: Barnsley appoint Wolfsberger AC boss as head coach". BBC Sport. 20 November 2019.
  4. ^ Struber: “Diese Chance ist was ganz besonderes als österreichischer Trainer”. Sky Sport. 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Gerhard Struber managerial statistics". SofaScore. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  6. ^ "2019–20 Barnsley F.C. fixtures and results". Kicker (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2020.

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