Date of birth: 14 March 1948
Playing career: BSG Chemie Gnaschwitz, ASG Vorwärts Bautzen, HSG DHfK Leipzig
Coaching career: East Germany, Hertha BSC Berlin, VfB Leipzig, FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, FC CSKA Kyiv, FC Carl Zeiss Jena, Perth Glory, Oman, Iraq, Apollon Limassol FC, Belarus
• Stopped playing at 22 due to injury and moved into coaching at Carl-Zeiss Jena, working as a youth coach and then assistant coach.
• Progressed through the ranks at the Football Association of the German Democratic Republic, becoming the senior East Germany coach in 1983 and holding the post for five years.
• Coached Hertha and Leipzig in the reunified Germany before moving to Ukraine and later Australia, where he was named Coach of the Year as Perth Glory finished runners-up in the 1999/2000 season.
• Returned to international management with Oman, then Iraq, where he was in charge from 2002 to 2004.
• Moved back into club football at Apollon Limassol in Cyprus, guiding the team to the 2005/06 league title with an unbeaten record. Left midway through the following campaign and was appointed Belarus coach in July 2007, replacing Yuri Puntus.
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