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Michael Frontzeck

Michael Frontzeck
Frontzeck in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-03-26) 26 March 1964 (age 60)
Place of birth Mönchengladbach, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Left back
Youth career
1971–1979 SpVgg Odenkirchen
1979–1982 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1989 Borussia Mönchengladbach 190 (17)
1989–1994 VfB Stuttgart 163 (16)
1994–1995 VfL Bochum 28 (2)
1995 Borussia Mönchengladbach 8 (0)
1995–1997 Manchester City 23 (0)
1997–1999 SC Freiburg 61 (3)
1999–2000 Borussia Mönchengladbach 40 (1)
Total 513 (39)
International career
1984–1986 West Germany U21 6 (0)
1984–1992 Germany 19 (0)
Managerial career
2006–2007 Alemannia Aachen
2008–2009 Arminia Bielefeld
2009–2011 Borussia Mönchengladbach
2012–2013 FC St. Pauli
2015 Hannover 96
2018 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Germany
UEFA European Championship
Runner-up 1992 Sweden
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Michael Frontzeck (born 26 March 1964) is a German professional football coach and former player who was most recently assistant coach of VfL Wolfsburg.

As a player he was a left back who notably played in the Bundesliga across three spells for Borussia Mönchengladbach. He also had a spell in the Premier League for Manchester City as well as playing for VfB Stuttgart, VfL Bochum and SC Freiburg He earned 19 caps[1] for Germany and was in the squad at Euro 1992. As a manager Frontzeck has had spells in charge of Alemannia Aachen, Arminia Bielefeld, Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC St. Pauli, Hannover 96 and 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

Playing career

Frontzeck began his career in the Bundesliga in 1982 with Borussia Mönchengladbach. From 1989 to 1994, he played for VfB Stuttgart as a left back. He returned to Borussia Mönchengladbach for the season 1995–96 but then had his first stay abroad in the 1996–97 season with Manchester City. After playing for SC Freiburg and a last season for Borussia Mönchengladbach, he ended his player career in May 2000.[2]

He played for the Germany national team from 1984 to 1992 in a total of 19 games and won a runners-up medal in UEFA Euro 1992.

Coaching career

Frontzeck started as assistant coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach from 2000 to 2003 and for Hannover 96 from 2004 to 2005. He was head coach of Alemannia Aachen from 13 September 2006[3] until the end of the season 2006–07 when he resigned due to the club's relegation.[4] In January 2008, he was named head coach of Arminia Bielefeld and took over for interim head coach Detlev Dammeier after the winter break.[5] Eventually, it was announced that his contract was extended until 2010 but on 17 May 2009, Frontzeck was fired.[6]

Borussia Mönchengladbach

On 3 June 2009, Borussia Mönchengladbach announced Frontzeck's return to the team as new head coach. He signed a two-year-contract until 30 June 2011.[7] Following the loss against FC St. Pauli on 13 February 2011 Frontzeck was released as head coach by the club management of Borussia Mönchengladbach.[8] He finished with a record of 16 wins, 14 draws, and 31 losses.[9]

FC St. Pauli

On 3 October 2012, he was named new manager of FC St. Pauli replacing André Schubert.[10] He was sacked on 6 November 2013.[11] He finished with a record of 15 wins, 10 draws, and 5 losses.[12]

Hannover 96

He was appointed the new head coach of Hannover 96 on 20 April 2015.[13] His first match was a 2–1 loss to 1899 Hoffenheim.[14] To finish out the 2014–15 season, Hannover defeated FC Augsburg[15] and SC Freiburg,[16] both by a 2–1 scoreline,[15][16] and two draws against VfL Wolfsburg[17] and Werder Bremen.[18] The win against Augsburg was Hannover's first win of 2015.[19] On 28 May 2015, Hannover removed the interim tag and gave Frontzeck a two–year contract.[20] He resigned on 21 December 2015.[21] He finished with a record of seven wins, four draws, and 13 losses.[22]

1. FC Kaiserslautern

On 1 February 2018, Frontzeck was appointed the new manager of 1. FC Kaiserslautern, replacing Jeff Strasser.[23] His first match was a 2–1 win against Eintracht Braunschweig on 4 February 2018.[24] He was sacked on 1 December 2018.[25]

VfL Wolfsburg

On 6 June 2021 Frontzeck joined VfL Wolfsburg as assistant to the newly appointed manager Mark van Bommel.[26] When van Bommel was sacked in October 2021, Frontzeck was initially named interim coach of the club.[27] However, this was never effected, since Florian Kohfeldt was announced as manager of the club just one day later.[28] Frontzeck left the club in June 2022.[29]

Coaching record

As of 30 November 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Alemannia Aachen 13 September 2006[3] 19 May 2007[4] 34 10 7 17 51 72 −21 029.41 [30]
Arminia Bielefeld 4 January 2008[5] 17 May 2009[6] 53 8 22 23 46 81 −35 015.09 [31][32]
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 June 2009[7] 13 February 2011[8] 61 16 14 31 81 122 −41 026.23 [9]
FC St. Pauli 3 October 2012[10] 6 November 2013[11] 40 15 10 15 56 57 −1 037.50 [12]
Hannover 96 20 April 2015[13] 21 December 2015[21] 24 7 4 13 29 38 −9 029.17 [22]
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 February 2018[23] 1 December 2018 36 15 8 13 63 57 +6 041.67 [33]
Total 248 71 65 112 326 427 −101 028.63

Honours

Borussia M'gladbach

VfB Stuttgart

Germany

References

  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (2 September 2015). "Michael Frontzeck – International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (2 September 2015). "Michael Frontzeck – Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Frontzeck macht's mit Meijer" (in German). kicker. 13 September 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Aus für "Auge" und Frontzeck" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Frontzeck übernimmt die Arminia". 15 December 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Arminia Bielefeld fire coach Frontzeck". fourfourtwo.com. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Frontzeck appointed Moenchengladbach coach". Reuters. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Gladbach beurlaubt Michael Frontzeck" (in German). zdf.de. 13 February 2011. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Bor. Mönchengladbach". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Neuer Trainer: St. Pauli holt Michael Frontzeck". Der Spiegel (in German). 3 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  11. ^ a b "St. Pauli-Hammer: Frontzeck muss gehen" (in German). kicker. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  12. ^ a b "FC St. Pauli" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  13. ^ a b Wöckener, Lutz (20 April 2015). "Frontzeck kommt als Fünf-Bis-Sieben-Spiele-Trainer". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Schipplock vermiest Frontzeck das Debüt" (in German). kicker. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Stindl beendet die schwarze Serie". kicker. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  16. ^ a b "Petersens Joker-Tor kommt zu spät – Freiburg steigt ab" (in German). kicker. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Nicht nur Sanés Traumtor weckt neue Hoffnung" (in German). kicker. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  18. ^ "96 macht die Rechnung ohne Junuzovic" (in German). kicker. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Hannover earn first win of year". ESPN FC. PA Sport. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Hannover hire former interim manager Michael Frontzeck to two-year deal". ESPN FC. PA Sport. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  21. ^ a b Vanopdorp, Davis (21 December 2015). "Michael Frontzeck resigns as Hannover 96 coach". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  22. ^ a b "Hannover 96". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  23. ^ a b Schröter, Carsten (1 February 2018). "Fix! Frontzeck FCK-Trainer bis 2019" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Gelungenes Frontzeck-Debüt dank Spalvis und Moritz". kicker. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Kaiserslautern entlässt Trainer Frontzeck". dfb.de. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Mark van Bommel neuer Wölfe-Coach". vfl-wolfsburg.de. VfL Wolfsburg. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  27. ^ "Frontzeck named interim coach". vfl-wolfsburg.de. VfL Wolfsburg. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  28. ^ "Florian Kohfeldt appointed Wolves coach". vfl-wolfsburg.de. VfL Wolfsburg. 26 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  29. ^ "Fast-Chef Frontzeck geht von Bord". kicker.de. Kicker. 3 June 2022. Retrieved 1 December 2023.
  30. ^ "Alemannia Aachen". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  31. ^ "Arminia Bielefeld". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  32. ^ "Arminia Bielefeld". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  33. ^ "1. FC Kaiserslautern Trainer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 1 December 2023.
  34. ^ "Deutscher Supercup, 1992, Finale". dfb.de. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
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