Otto Rehhagel has managed the most Bundesliga games.
Otto Rehhagel has managed the most Bundesliga games.

These are lists of Bundesliga managers who have taken charge of the most matches or have won a title in this league, which is the top level of the German football league system and started in 1963.

Most Bundesliga games managed

Managers are sorted by number of games, then by year of first game. Current Bundesliga managers and their current clubs are shown in bold.

As of 22 October 2022[1][2]
Rank Manager Nat Games First Last Seas Club(s)
1 Otto Rehhagel Germany 836 1974 2012 28 Bremen 493, K'lautern 109, Dortmund 68, Offenbach 57, Düsseldorf 41, Bayern 30, Bielefeld 26, Hertha 12
2 Jupp Heynckes Germany 668 1979 2018 23 M’gladbach 291, Bayern 247, Leverkusen 68, Schalke 38, Frankfurt 24
3 Erich Ribbeck Germany 569 1968 1996 19 K'lautern 170, Frankfurt 170, Leverkusen 140, Bayern 65, Dortmund 24
4 Thomas Schaaf Germany 525 1999 2021 18 Bremen 480, Frankfurt 34, Hannover 11
5 Udo Lattek Germany 522 1970 2000 19 Bayern 299, M’gladbach 136, Dortmund 69, Schalke 17, Köln 1
6 Friedhelm Funkel Germany 518 1991 2021 19 Frankfurt 136, Duisburg 127, Uerdingen 104, Düsseldorf 53, Rostock 43, Köln 28, Hertha 27
7 Felix Magath Germany 503 1995 2022 18 Wolfsburg 118, Stuttgart 114, Bayern 87, Schalke 60, Hamburg 58, Frankfurt 36, Bremen 22, Hertha 8
8 Hennes Weisweiler Germany 470 1965 1980 14 M’gladbach 340, Köln 130
9 Ottmar Hitzfeld Germany 461 1991 2008 14 Bayern 253, Dortmund 208
10 Christoph Daum Germany 426 1986 2011 15 Köln 163, Leverkusen 144, Stuttgart 112, Frankfurt 7
11 Dieter Hecking Germany 418 2006 2019 13 Wolfsburg 126, Nürnberg 102, Hannover 101, M’gladbach 86, Aachen 3
12 Karl-Heinz Feldkamp Germany 414 1978 1992 14 K'lautern 220, Uerdingen 102, Frankfurt 42, Dortmund 26, Bielefeld 24
13 Branko Zebec Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 413 1968 1983 14 Braunschweig 136, Hamburg 85, Stuttgart 62, Bayern 58, Frankfurt 38, Dortmund 34
14 Heinz Höher Germany 396 1972 1988 13 Bochum 238, Nürnberg 119, Duisburg 21, Düsseldorf 18
15 Huub Stevens Netherlands 388 1996 2020 17 Schalke 249, Hamburg 49, Hertha 48, Stuttgart 32, Hoffenheim 10
16 Winfried Schäfer Germany 386 1987 1998 12 Karlsruhe 371, Stuttgart 15
17 Dietrich Weise Germany 370 1969 1986 13 Frankfurt 208, K'lautern 94, Düsseldorf 68
18 Rolf Schafstall Germany 351 1976 2001 14 Bochum 190, Schalke 52, Uerdingen 49, Duisburg 44, Düsseldorf 16
19 Helmuth Johannsen Germany 347 1963 1981 11 Braunschweig 230, Bochum 68, Hannover 49
Gyula Lóránt Hungary 347 1965 1979 12 K'lautern 125, Offenbach 62, Frankfurt 38, Bayern 34, Duisburg 34, Schalke 28, Köln 26
21 Volker Finke Germany 343 1993 2011 11 Freiburg 340, Köln 3
22 Jürgen Klopp Germany 340 2004 2015 10 Dortmund 238, Mainz 102
23 Christian Streich Germany 334 2012 2022 11 Freiburg 334
24 Jörg Berger Germany 326 1981 2009 17 Frankfurt 100, Schalke 99, Köln 49, Düsseldorf 44, Rostock 21, Karlsruhe 7, Hannover 5, Bielefeld 1
25 Lucien Favre Switzerland 307 2007 2020 12 M’gladbach 153, Dortmund 79, Hertha 75
26 Armin Veh Germany 304 2002 2016 13 Stuttgart 108, Frankfurt 93, Rostock 58, Hamburg 26, Wolfsburg 19
27 Helmut Kronsbein Germany 298 1964 1980 10 Hertha 212, Hannover 86
28 Ralf Rangnick Germany 294 1999 2019 12 Hoffenheim 85, Stuttgart 61, Hannover 57, Schalke 57, Leipzig 34
29 Kuno Klötzer Germany 286 1966 1982 11 Hamburg 136, Hertha 78, Düsseldorf 34, Duisburg 19, Offenbach 13, Nürnberg 6
30 Willibert Kremer Germany 279 1973 1992 10 Duisburg 113, Düsseldorf 84, Leverkusen 82
31 Bruno Labbadia Germany 272 2008 2021 13 Stuttgart 89, Hamburg 77, Wolfsburg 45, Leverkusen 34, Hertha 27
32 Hannes Bongartz Germany 269 1985 1994 10 Wattenscheid 129, K'lautern 83, M’gladbach 34, Duisburg 23
33 Horst Buhtz Germany 266 1964 1981 9 Wuppertal 78, Uerdingen 68, Neunkirchen 64, Hannover 56
34 Friedel Rausch Germany 247 1976 2001 11 K'lautern 91, Schalke 65, Frankfurt 58, M’gladbach 17, Nürnberg 16
Werner Lorant Germany 247 1994 2001 8 1860 Munich 247
36 Zlatko Čajkovski Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 246 1965 1976 8 Bayern 102, Köln 78, Hannover 49, Offenbach 17
37 Hermann Eppenhoff Germany 245 1963 1974 8 Stuttgart 83, Duisburg 68, Dortmund 60, Bochum 34
38 Jürgen Röber Germany 244 1994 2007 10 Hertha 157, Stuttgart 41, Wolfsburg 38, Dortmund 8
Frank Pagelsdorf Germany 244 1995 2008 8 Hamburg 142, Rostock 102
40 Klaus Toppmöller Germany 242 1993 2004 9 Bochum 124, Leverkusen 55, Hamburg 33, Frankfurt 30
41 Thomas Tuchel Germany 238 2009 2017 7 Mainz 170, Dortmund 68
42 Wolfgang Wolf Germany 236 1998 2006 8 Wolfsburg 166, Nürnberg 49, K'lautern 21
43 Ivica Horvat Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 231 1964 1979 9 Schalke 157, Essen 41, Frankfurt 33
44 Max Merkel Austria 230 1963 1982 8 1860 Munich 110, Nürnberg 78, Schalke 22, Karlsruhe 20
Mirko Slomka Germany 230 2006 2014 9 Hannover 135, Schalke 79, Hamburg 16
Markus Weinzierl Germany 230 2012 2022 8 Augsburg 173, Schalke 34, Stuttgart 23
47 Julian Nagelsmann Germany 229 2016 2022 8 Hoffenheim 116, Leipzig 68, Bayern 45
48 Ewald Lienen Germany 227 1993 2005 10 Hannover 57, Rostock 55, Köln 53, Duisburg 45, M’gladbach 17
49 Rudi Gutendorf Germany 225 1963 1977 9 Schalke 57, Stuttgart 56, Duisburg 52, TeBe Berlin 34, Offenbach 14, Hamburg 12
50 Peter Neururer Germany 224 1991 2006 10 Bochum 102, Köln 51, Saarbrücken 34, Hannover 25, Hertha 12
51 Dettmar Cramer Germany 220 1975 1985 7 Leverkusen 102, Bayern 101, Frankfurt 17
52 Reinhard Saftig Germany 213 1983 1993 10 Dortmund 70, Leverkusen 67, Bochum 61, Hannover 12, Bayern 3
53 Aleksandar Ristić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 211 1981 1996 8 Düsseldorf 100, Braunschweig 60, Schalke 34, Hamburg 17
Michael Skibbe Germany 211 1998 2012 8 Leverkusen 94, Frankfurt 61, Dortmund 52, Hertha 4
55 Günter Brocker Germany 209 1963 1972 9 Bremen 71, Oberhausen 52, K'lautern 50, Schalke 36
Manfred Krafft Germany 209 1975 1989 9 K'lautern 56, Saarbrücken 49, Karlsruhe 48, Stuttg. Kickers 34, Düsseldorf 13, Darmstadt 9
57 Ernst Happel Austria 204 1981 1987 6 Hamburg 204
58 Horst Köppel Germany 203 1982 2006 8 Dortmund 102, M’gladbach 40, Bielefeld 34, Uerdingen 18, Düsseldorf 9
Minimum 200 games

Most Bundesliga games managed by club

Current Bundesliga managers who hold the record for the club are shown in bold.

As of 23 October 2022
Rank Club Manager Nat Games Seas Years
1 Werder Bremen Otto Rehhagel Germany 493 15 1976 (13), 1981–1995 (480)
2 Karlsruher SC Winfried Schäfer Germany 371 11 1987–1998
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach Hennes Weisweiler Germany 340 10 1965–1975
SC Freiburg Volker Finke Germany 340 10 1993–2005
5 Bayern Munich Udo Lattek Germany 299 10 1970–1975 (163), 1983–1987 (136)
6 Schalke 04 Huub Stevens Netherlands 249 10 1996–2002 (195), 2011–2012 (44), 2019 (9), 2020 (1)
7 1860 Munich Werner Lorant Germany 247 8 1994–2001
8 VfL Bochum Heinz Höher Germany 238 7 1972–1979
Borussia Dortmund Jürgen Klopp Germany 238 7 2008–2015
10 Eintracht Braunschweig Helmuth Johannsen Germany 230 7 1963–1970
11 1. FC Kaiserslautern Karl-Heinz Feldkamp Germany 220 7 1978–1982 (136), 1990–1992 (84)
12 Hertha BSC Helmut Kronsbein Germany 212 7 1968–1974 (195), 1980 (17)
13 Eintracht Frankfurt Dietrich Weise Germany 208 7 1973–1976 (102), 1983–1986 (106)
14 Hamburger SV Ernst Happel Austria 204 6 1981–1987
15 FC Augsburg Markus Weinzierl Germany 173 6 2012–2016 (136), 2021–2022 (37)
16 Mainz 05 Thomas Tuchel Germany 170 5 2009–2014
17 VfL Wolfsburg Wolfgang Wolf Germany 166 6 1998–2003
18 1. FC Köln Christoph Daum Germany 163 5 1986–1990 (129), 2008–2009 (34)
19 Bayer Leverkusen Christoph Daum Germany 144 5 1996–2000
20 VfB Stuttgart Jürgen Sundermann Germany 143 5 1977–1979 (68), 1980–1982 (68), 1995 (7)
21 Waldhof Mannheim Klaus Schlappner Germany 136 4 1983–1987
22 Hannover 96 Mirko Slomka Germany 135 5 2010–2013
23 Fortuna Düsseldorf Heinz Lucas Germany 130 4 1971–1975
24 Wattenscheid 09 Hannes Bongartz Germany 129 4 1990–1994
25 MSV Duisburg Friedhelm Funkel Germany 127 4 1996–2000
26 1. FC Nürnberg Heinz Höher Germany 119 4 1984–1988
27 1899 Hoffenheim Julian Nagelsmann Germany 116 4 2016–2019
28 Union Berlin Urs Fischer Switzerland 113 4 2019–current
29 Bayer Uerdingen Friedhelm Funkel Germany 104 4 1991–1996
30 Hansa Rostock Frank Pagelsdorf Germany 102 3 1995–1997 (68), 2007–2008 (34)
Energie Cottbus Eduard Geyer Germany 102 3 2000–2003
32 Arminia Bielefeld Ernst Middendorp Germany 93 4 1996–1998 (68), 2007 (25)
33 FC St. Pauli Helmut Schulte Germany 85 3 1988–1990
34 Wuppertaler SV Horst Buhtz Germany 78 3 1972–1974
Minimum 75 games

Bundesliga title-winning managers

Udo Lattek won the most Bundesliga titles as a manager.
Udo Lattek won the most Bundesliga titles as a manager.
Rank Manager Nat Titles Club(s)
1 Udo Lattek Germany 8 Bayern Munich (6), Borussia Mönchengladbach (2)
2 Ottmar Hitzfeld Germany 7 Bayern Munich (5), Borussia Dortmund (2)
3 Jupp Heynckes Germany 4 Bayern Munich (4)
Hennes Weisweiler Germany 4 Borussia Mönchengladbach (3), 1. FC Köln (1)
5 Pep Guardiola Spain 3 Bayern Munich (3)
Felix Magath Germany 3 Bayern Munich (2), VfL Wolfsburg (1)
Otto Rehhagel Germany 3 Werder Bremen (2), 1. FC Kaiserslautern (1)
8 Pál Csernai Hungary 2 Bayern Munich (2)
Hansi Flick Germany 2 Bayern Munich (2)
Ernst Happel Austria 2 Hamburger SV (2)
Jürgen Klopp Germany 2 Borussia Dortmund (2)
Max Merkel Austria 2 1860 Munich (1), 1. FC Nürnberg (1)
Branko Zebec Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2 Bayern Munich (1), Hamburger SV (1)
14 Carlo Ancelotti Italy 1 Bayern Munich (1)
Franz Beckenbauer Germany 1 Bayern Munich (1)
Helmut Benthaus Germany 1 VfB Stuttgart (1)
Christoph Daum Germany 1 VfB Stuttgart (1)
Karl-Heinz Feldkamp Germany 1 1. FC Kaiserslautern (1)
Helmuth Johannsen Germany 1 Eintracht Braunschweig (1)
Georg Knöpfle Germany 1 1. FC Köln (1)
Niko Kovač Croatia 1 Bayern Munich (1)
Willy Multhaup Germany 1 Werder Bremen (1)
Julian Nagelsmann Germany 1 Bayern Munich (1)
Matthias Sammer Germany 1 Borussia Dortmund (1)
Thomas Schaaf Germany 1 Werder Bremen (1)
Giovanni Trapattoni Italy 1 Bayern Munich (1)
Louis van Gaal Netherlands 1 Bayern Munich (1)
Armin Veh Germany 1 VfB Stuttgart (1)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Coach Finder - DFB data center". DFB.
  2. ^ "Trainer Statistische Auswertungen" (PDF). DSFS (in German). Retrieved 2 June 2020.