Sascha Lewandowski

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Sascha Lewandowski
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Lewandowski in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-10-05)5 October 1971
Place of birth Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Date of death 8 June 2016(2016-06-08) (aged 44)
Place of death Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Teams managed
Years Team
2006 VfL Bochum II
2007–2012 Bayer Leverkusen U19
2012–2013 Bayer Leverkusen
2014 Bayer Leverkusen
2015–2016 Union Berlin

Sascha Lewandowski (5 October 1971 – 8 June 2016) was a German football manager, who last managed Union Berlin.

Managerial career[edit]

Lewandowski was head coach of VfL Bochum II between 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2006.

Lewandowski was appointed as head coach of Bayer Leverkusen in April 2012 alongside Sami Hyypiä.[1] After the 2012–13 season, Lewandowski went back to the youth set–up, leaving Hyypia as the sole head coach of the first team.[2] He finished with a record of 29 wins, 11 draws, and 11 losses.[3] Hyypiä took sole charge of the team on 24 June 2013.[4] Lewandowski became the interim head coach of the first team after Sami Hyypiä was sacked.[5] On 25 April 2014, Roger Schmidt was announced as head coach for the start of the 2014–15 season.[6] He finished with a record of five wins and a draw.[3]

He was appointed as the head coach of Union Berlin on 1 September 2015.[7] He stepped down on 4 March 2016, after six months in charge,[8] on medical advice because of acute fatigue symptoms.[9][10] He finished with a record of five wins, four draws, and five losses.[11]

Personal life[edit]

He was born on 5 October 1971[12] in Dortmund, West Germany.[13] On 9 June 2016, Sascha Lewandowski was found dead at his home in Bochum, Germany.[9][10] He had died the previous day.[12]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Bochum II 1 July 2006 31 December 2006 17 8 1 8 47.06
Bayer Leverkusen 1 April 2012[1] 24 June 2013[4] 51 29 11 11 56.86 [3]
Bayer Leverkusen 5 April 2014[5] 30 June 2014[6] 5 4 1 0 80.00 [3]
Union Berlin 1 September 2015[7] 4 March 2016[8] 14 5 4 5 35.71 [11]
Total 87 46 17 24 52.87

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bayer trennt sich von Dutt - Hyypiä übernimmt". kicker (in German). 1 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sami Hyypia to take sole charge at Bayer Leverkusen next season". BBC Sports. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Bayer 04 Leverkusen". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Weber, Jens (26 June 2013). "Hyypia bemused by player departures". ESPN FC. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Raish, Dave (5 April 2014). "Bayer Leverkusen fire coach Sami Hyypia, install Lewandowski until season's end". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Bayer Leverkusen name Roger Schmidt as Sami Hyypia replacement". BBC Sports. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Lewandowski übernimmt das Ruder bei Union" (in German). kicker. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Burnout: Lewandowski gibt Traineramt bei Union Berlin auf" (in German). kicker. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Sascha Lewandowski: Former Bayer Leverkusen coach dies aged 44". BBC Sport. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Sascha Lewandowski ist tot" (in German). kicker. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "1. FC Union Berlin". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Sascha Lewandowski". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Sascha Lewandowski". World Football. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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