Holger Osieck
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Personal information
Full name Holger Osieck
Date of birth (1948-08-31) 31 August 1948 (age 73)
Place of birth Duisburg, Allied-occupied Germany
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1958–1965 FC Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1970 Eintracht Gelsenkirchen
1970–1972 SSV Hagen
1972–1976 1. FC Mülheim 55 (11)
1976 1. FC Bocholt
1977 Vancouver Whitecaps 21 (2)
1978 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
Teams managed
1978–1979 Canada (assistant)
1979–1987 West Germany (youth)
1987–1990 West Germany (assistant)
1990 FC Schalke 04 (youth)
1990–1991 Olympique Marseille (assistant)
1991–1992 VfL Bochum
1993–1994 Fenerbahçe
1995–1996 Urawa Red Diamonds
1997–1998 Kocaelispor
1998–2003 Canada
2007–2008 Urawa Red Diamonds
2010–2013 Australia
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Canada (as manager)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Winner 2000
Representing  Australia (as manager)
AFC Asian Cup
Runner-up 2011
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Holger Osieck (born 31 August 1948) is a German football manager who last managed the Australia national team.[1] Prior to the Australian role, he most recently managed J. League club Urawa Red Diamonds, where he won the 2007 AFC Champions League. He served as an assistant coach of the West Germany national football team when they won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He also led Canada in winning the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[2]

Playing career

In his native country, he played for FC Schalke 04, Eintracht Gelsenkirchen, SSV Hagen, 1. FC Mülheim, 1. FC Bocholt and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. However, he never appeared in a top-flight Bundesliga match. Toward the end of his playing career, he moved to Canada to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps.[3]

Managerial career

Early career

After finishing his playing career in Canada, Osieck became an assistant coach to Franz Beckenbauer for the Germany that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup.[3] He then managed VfL Bochum,[4] Fenerbahçe,[5] the Urawa Red Diamonds,[6] and Kocaelispor.[7]

With Bochum, he started on 1 July 1991.[4] His first match was a 2–2 draw against 1. FC Köln.[8] Bochum finished the 1991–92 season in 15th place[9] and were eliminated in the second round of the German Cup.[8] Bochum started the 1992–93 season with a 2–2 draw against Borussia Dortmund.[10] Osieck left Bochum on 2 November 1992[4] and had his last match on 31 October 1992, a 3–1 loss to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[10] Bochum were in last place when Osieck left the club.[11]

Osieck became manager of Fenerbahçe on 1 July 1993.[5] In the 1993–94 season, Fenerbahçe finished in second place in the league[12] and got to the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup.[13] During the 1994–95 season, Fenerbahçe participated in the UEFA Cup, where they were eliminated in the first round by Cannes.[14] Osieck left on Fenerbahçe 18 December 1994.[5] His final match was a 1–1 draw against Gaziantepspor on 17 December 1994.[14] Fenerbahçe were in fourth place when he left the club.[15]

Osieck was manager of Urawa Red Diamonds between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 1996.[6] The Red Diamonds finished the season in third place and got to the quarter-finals of the Emperor's Cup.[16] During the 1996 season, the Red Diamonds got to the semi-finals of the Emperor's Cup and were eliminated in the group stage of the League Cup.[17]

Osieck was manager of Kocaelispor from 1 January 1997 to 30 June 1998.[7] His first match was a 1–1 draw against Gaziantepspor on 18 January 1997.[18] Kocaelispor finished the season in seventh place.[19] They also won the Turkish Cup.[20] In the 1997–98 season, Kocaelispor participated in the Cup Winners' Cup, where they were knocked out in the second round.[21] Kocaelispor finished the season in 10th place.[22] They were knocked out of the Turkish Cup in the semi-finals.[23]

Canada and Urawa Red Diamonds

Osieck landed the job of manager of the Canadian men's national soccer team in September 1998.[24] His first match didn't come until 1999[25] when Canada played to a 1–1 draw against Northern Ireland.[26] His first two wins came against Guatemala when Canada won 1–0 on 28 May 1999 and 2–0 on 1 June 1999.[26] In 2000, Canada participated in qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[27] Canada eliminated Cuba.[27] However, Canada finished third behind Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico and were eliminated from the tournament.[28] Under Osieck, Canada won the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, earning the nickname "Holger's Heroes," a reference to the television show Hogan's Heroes. They defeated Colombia in the final.[27] In 2001, Canada participated in the Confederations Cup.[29] In the Confederations Cup, Canada lost to Japan and Cameroon and drew Brazil 0–0.[29] Canada finished in last place in Group B.[30] In 2002, Canada participated in the Gold Cup where Canada defeated South Korea in the third place match.[31] Osieck resigned in September 2003.[32] His final match was a 2–0 loss to Cuba in the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[33]

He worked for FIFA between 2004 and 2006 as chief of their technical department. In 2007, he again became the manager of Urawa[6] and led the club to win the 2007 AFC Champions League. Under Osieck, Urawa finished third in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.[34] However, he was fired by Urawa on 16 March 2008, after a poor start to the 2008 season. Urawa were in 17th place when Osieck was sacked.[35]

Australia

Holger and Elizabeth Osieck (2011)
Holger and Elizabeth Osieck (2011)

On 11 August 2010, Osieck was named as the head coach of the Australia,[36] replacing Pim Verbeek, who stepped down as Australia's coach after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This role also involves actively assisting youth development. His first game as Australia's coach was against Switzerland, with Australia drawing 0–0.[37] His first win as Australia's coach was a 2–1 win against Poland. Australia then proceeded to defeat Paraguay 1–0, before suffering a 3–0 loss to Egypt in Cairo.[citation needed]

In January 2011, he led the team to the final of the AFC Asian Cup, before an extra-time loss to Japan 1–0, with Australia conceding just two goals for the entire tournament.[38] Osieck was widely praised for an otherwise outstanding campaign that included a victory over defending champions Iraq in the quarter-finals, and an amazing 6–0 defeat of Uzbekistan in the semi-finals.[38]

On 30 March 2011, Osieck lead Australia to a shock 2–1 victory over his home country Germany in an international friendly match at Mönchengladbach. Australia were without their top goal scorer Tim Cahill but managed to score two goals in quick succession midway through the second half with Germany playing a weakened side with coach Joachim Löw playing a younger squad. Australia remained to be the only team to defeat Germany at home or away in 2011. Out of 17 games played in 2011, Australia achieved 12 wins, three draws and two losses.

In 2013, in World Cup qualifying, Australia defeated Saudi Arabia and Iraq.[39]

On 18 June 2013, Osieck precipitated a bout of conniptions from Australian talisman Tim Cahill and enraged Australian fans by substituting him in the 78th minute of the 2014 World Cup Qualifier against Iraq.[40] His decision was to be vindicated, however, with the tactical substitution of Joshua Kennedy scoring the decisive goal in the 83rd minute and hoisting Australia to a third successive World Cup berth.[41]

On 12 October 2013, after two consecutive 6–0 defeats in friendly matches against Brazil and France,[42] Osieck's contract was terminated with the FFA.[43][44]

Managerial statistics

Managerial record

As of 9 January 2017.
Team From To Record
M W D L GF GA GD Win % Ref.
Bochum 1 July 1991[4] 2 November 1992[4] 53 12 17 24 27 79 −52 022.64 [4][8][10]
Fenerbahçe 1 July 1993[5] 18 December 1994[13] 53 33 10 10 121 57 +64 062.26 [12][13][14][15]
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 January 1995[6] 31 December 1996[6] 71 40 2 29 112 82 +30 056.34 [16][17]
Kocaelispor 1 January 1997[7] 30 June 1998[7] 67 23 21 23 80 76 +4 034.33 [18][20][21][23]
Canada 30 September 1998[24] 2 September 2003[32] 43 17 10 16 39 49 −10 039.53 [25][26][27][29][31][33]
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 January 2007[6] 15 March 2008[6] 53 26 18 9 80 52 +28 049.06 [34][45][46]
Australia 11 August 2010[36] 12 October 2013[44] 44 23 10 11 85 49 +36 052.27 [37][38][39][42]
Total 384 174 88 122 544 444 +100 045.31

Year-to-year results

Club

Club Season League Cup L. Cup Europe Other Ref.
League M W D L GF GA Win % Pos. Pos. Pos. Pos. Pos.
Bochum 1991–92 Bundesliga 38 10 13 15 38 55 026.32 15th S.R. [8][9]
1992–93 12 1 4 7 13 19 008.33 18th S.R. [10][11]
Totals 50 11 17 22 51 74 022.00
Fenerbahçe 1993–94 Süper Lig 30 21 6 3 69 26 070.00 2nd Q.F. [12][13]
1994–95 17 9 4 4 40 19 052.94 4th F.R. [14][15]
Totals 47 30 10 7 109 45 063.83
Urawa Red Diamonds 1995 J1 League 26 15 0 11 41 34 057.69 3rd Q.F. [16]
1996 30 19 0 11 51 31 063.33 6th S.F. G.S. [17]
Totals 56 34 0 22 92 65 060.71
Kocaelispor 1996–97 Süper Lig 17 4 9 4 16 17 023.53 7th W [18][19][20]
1997–98 34 12 7 15 46 46 035.29 10th S.F. S.R. [21][22][23]
Totals 51 16 16 19 62 63 031.37
Urawa Red Diamonds 2007 J1 League 34 20 10 4 55 28 058.82 2nd W W
T.P.
[34][45][47][46]
2008 2 0 0 2 0 3 000.00 17th [34][35]
Totals 36 20 10 6 55 31 055.56
Career totals 240 111 53 76 369 278 046.25

National teams

Team Year Competitions Friendly matches Ref.
Competition(s) M W D L GF GA Win % M W D L GF GA Win %
Canada 1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! [25]
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! 7 3 1 3 6 6 042.86 [26]
2000 World Cup qualifying
Gold Cup
13 5 5 3 9 11 038.46 4 3 1 0 5 1 075.00 [27]
2001 Confederations Cup 3 0 1 2 0 5 000.00 3 1 0 2 2 5 033.33 [29]
2002 Gold Cup 5 2 2 1 5 4 040.00 2 1 0 1 4 4 050.00 [31]
2003 Gold Cup 2 1 0 1 2 1 050.00 4 1 0 3 6 12 025.00 [33]
Totals 23 8 8 7 16 21 034.78 20 9 2 9 23 28 045.00
Australia 2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! 4 2 1 1 3 4 050.00 [37]
2011 World Cup qualifying
Asian Cup
11 8 1 2 22 5 072.73 6 4 2 0 12 2 066.67 [38]
2012 World Cup qualifying 5 2 2 1 8 6 040.00 8 5 1 2 25 7 062.50 [39]
2013 World Cup qualifying 4 2 2 0 8 3 050.00 6 0 1 5 7 22 000.00 [42]
Totals 20 12 5 3 38 14 060.00 24 11 5 8 47 35 045.83
Career totals 43 20 13 10 54 35 046.51 44 20 7 17 70 63 045.45

Honours

Fenerbahçe

Kocaelispor

Urawa Red Diamonds

Canada

Australia

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