Olaf Janßen

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Olaf Janßen
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Janßen managing VfB Stuttgart in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-10-08) 8 October 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Krefeld, West Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Viktoria Köln (manager)
Youth career
Hülser FC
Bayer Uerdingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1996 1. FC Köln 209 (16)
1996–2000 Eintracht Frankfurt 50 (3)
2000AC Bellinzona (loan)
National team
West Germany U-16
West Germany U-21 1 (0)
West Germany Olympic 3 (0)
Teams managed
2003–2004 1860 Munich (caretaker)
2006 Rot-Weiss Essen (caretaker)
2013–2014 Dynamo Dresden
2016 VfB Stuttgart (caretaker)
2017 FC St. Pauli
2018– FC Viktoria Köln
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Olaf Janßen (born 8 October 1966) is a retired German footballer and manager who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Janßen spent most of his playing career with German Bundesliga sides 1. FC Köln and Eintracht Frankfurt,[1] where he later worked as a scout.

In September 2013 he was appointed as manager of Dynamo Dresden, but was sacked after nine months on the job.[2]

In June 2016 Janßen became assistant coach to VfB Stuttgart head coach Jos Luhukay. From 15 September to 20 September 2016 he was caretaker manager of the club. Janßen took on a new role as scout of VfB Stuttgart and left the coaching staff after the appointment of the new head coach Hannes Wolf.[3]

For the 2017–18 season, he was appointed as the head coach of FC St. Pauli.[4] He was sacked on 7 December 2017.[5]

In January 2018 he became new manager of FC Viktoria Köln replacing Marco Antwerpen.[6]

International career[edit]

Janßen played for West Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[7]

Career record[edit]

As of 7 December 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Rot-Weiss Essen 9 November 2006[8] 17 November 2006[8] 1 0 0 1 000.00 [8]
Dynamo Dresden 4 September 2013[8] 13 May 2014 28 5 14 9 017.86 [8]
VfB Stuttgart 15 September 2016 20 September 2016 2 2 0 0 100.00 [8]
FC St. Pauli 1 July 2017 7 December 2017 16 5 5 6 031.25 [8]
FC Viktoria Köln 2 January 2018 Present 0 0 0 0 ! [8]
Total 47 12 19 16 025.53

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Janßen, Olaf" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Glückloser Janßen muss gehen" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Janßen to remain at VfB as a scout". VfB Stuttgart. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. ^ "St. Pauli: Lienen wird Technischer Direktor, Janßen Cheftrainer". dfb.de. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Kauczinski beerbt Janßen als St.-Pauli-Trainer". kicker.de. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Von St. Pauli nach Köln: Janßen übernimmt Viktoria". kicker.de. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Olaf Janßen Biography & Statistics". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Olaf Janßen" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 January 2014.

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