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Berti Vogts (Star Players of Mexico 1970) BBC SPORT FOOTBALL Berti
offers the following profile
are poised to appoint German World Cup winner Berti
Vogts as their first foreign coach. BBC Sport
Online's John May profiles the man known as 'Der
Berti Vogts has
several things going for him as he tries to revive
He comes into a
climate enlightened and encouraged by what a foreign
coach has done for England.
He is a good friend
of out-going Scotland coach Craig Brown - and he is
partial to a drop of Scotch.
is a brave move, not least because he appears
destined always to live in the giant shadow cast over
German football by 'Der Kaiser', Franz Beckenbauer.
Terrier', Vogts has faithfully dogged Beckenbauer's
he won a World Cup winner's medal as a player,
captained his country and then managed the national
But unlike Der
Kaiser, he failed to win the World Cup as a coach.
And in the
unforgiving climate of German football, second best
is not good enough.
began a distinguished playing career at hometown club
VfR Buttgen before being spotted by Borussia
He graced der
Bockelbergstadion for 14 years, winning five
Bundesliga titles, a domestic cup, two Uefa Cups, and
was twice named German footballer of the year.
Having carved out a
reputation as a tenacious defender he won the first
of his 98 caps for West Germany in 1967.
Vogts was always
the defender detailed to man-mark the opposition's
He did that to
perfect effect in the 1974 World Cup final when he
snuffed out Johan Cruyff in West Germany's 2-1 win.
One of the few
occasions he lost a duel, he found Kevin Keegan more
than a match for him as 'Machtig Maus' famously
dominated the 1977 European Cup final in Liverpool's
3-1 win over Borussia.
Vogts was an
ever-present in all three World Cup finals he played
in, his total of 19 appearances in finals has only
been bettered by five players.
|Born: 30 December 1946.
1967: Makes his debut for West Germany.
1974: World Cup winner with West Germany.
1977: B'ssia M'cheng'bach lose 3-1 to
Liverpool in European Cup final.
1979: Retires as a player.
1990: Succeeds Franz Beckenbauer as German
1996: Germany win Euro '96.
1998: Quits after Germany beaten in World Cup
quarter-finals by Bulgaria
was appointed captain of the national team in 1977,
but with Germany bowing out at the second phase in
the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, he retired as a
player in 1979.
After serving the
long apprenticeship required by German football, it
was almost natural that Vogts should continue the
Teutonic tradition of former great players stepping
up to the national coaching role.
But he was handed
something of a poisoned chalice.
astutely bowed out on the highest possible note of
Germany's World Cup win at Italia 1990.
It left Vogts with
the hardest of acts to follow, and with a squad that
had peaked and was on the downslope of the hump.
Germany were good
enough to win Euro 96 under Vogts, but it was
something of a consolation prize.
The Big One always
Having lost out to
Bulgaria in the quarter-finals in 1994, the final
straw came in France 98.
through the opening phases but were exposed as an
ageing team by Croatia who humbled them 3-0 in the
quarter-final, Germany's biggest World Cup defeat for
World Cup failures spelled the end for Vogts.
He returned to club
management with varying degress of success.
His last club role
ended in May 2001 when he was sacked by Beyer
Leverkusen, despite guiding them to fourth place in
He then took up a
one-year contract to coach Kuwait, an agreement that
was set to end in January with their interest in the
Where are they now - Former
Spurs players is an excellent up to date
'Where are they now site for Spurs players and coaching
staff. Here's the some new findings for Bob's 70-71
Les Allen (QPR manager) - model maker
Clive Allen (Les Allen's son) - Sky TV
Football analyst and England Under-16 team coach
Paul Allen (Les Allen's Nephew) - Coaching Tottenham Under 12's
Phil Beal (Tottenham Hotspur) - spurs match day host
(Burnley) - manager of Marconi Social Club (Chelmsford)
Roger Cross (Brentford) West Ham assistant coach
(Dundee) - Football analyst on
Eurosport and member of the FA Video Review Advisory
Ray Evans (Tottenham Hotspur) - Head
coach of Columbian Basin Collage (Washington - USA)
- Brother of Chris
Galvin (Leeds United) - Lecturer at the College of
Hotspur) - Assistant manager Shizimu S-Pulse (Japan)
(Coventry) - Policeman in the Midlands
Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur)- Part time Spurs and Luton
Coaching West Ham Juniors
Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur) - TV (Sky TV) and radio
Hotspur) - postman
Jimmy Neighbour (Tottenham Hotspur) - Assistant Academy Director
Under-9 to Under-16 and under -19 team coach
Steve Perryman (Tottenham Hotspur) - Kashiwa
Willie Young (Aberdeen) - owner of the Bramcote Manor Pub in
Jimmy Gabriel (Southampton) Thanks to Tom Symonds who
wrote to the site about the Seattle Sounders. In the
email (click to see in full)Tom tells us
that one of theier players was Jimmy. Tom continues ...
Gabriel remained in Seattle after years of captaining and
managing the Sounders. Presently, he's the
assistant soccer coach at the University of Washington in
Colin Todd (Sunderland) This profile appeared on the
BBC site on the day he was sacked by Derby County. See BBC SPORT DERBY COUNTY
Todd's topsy-turvy career
January, 2002,Todd's topsy-turvy career
Online's John Sinnott profiles
sacked Derby County manager Colin Todd.
As a player Colin
Todd established a reputation as one of England's
finest post-War defenders.
Strong in the
tackle and assured on the ball, Todd's most
successful spell as a player came with Derby, with
whom he won two league championships.
He had joined Derby
from Sunderland in 1971 and those halycon days at the
Baseball Ground provided the springboard for
During five years
between 1972 and 1977 he won 27 England caps.
Chester-le-Street, 12 December.
1966: Joins Sunderland as an apprentice.
1971: Joins Derby in February and in his
first full season helps the Rams win the
1972: Wins the first of 27 England caps.
1975: Helps Derby win the league title.
1978: Joins Everton.
1979: Signs for Birmingham.
1982: Rejoins Brian Clough at Nottingham
1984: Joins Oxford, before signing for Luton
and then ending his career with Vancouver
1990: Becomes Middlesbrough manager.
1992: Becomes Bolton's assistant manager.
1996: Appointed Bolton manager.
1999: Resigns as Bolton manager.
2001: Appointed Derby manager in October.
2002: Sacked as Derby manager in January.
later joined Everton after 293 first team matches
with Derby, before he had spells at Birmingham,
Nottingham Forest and Oxford United.
When Todd's career
finally ended he was unemployed for six months.
He returned to the
football fold as a coach under Bruce Rioch at
Middlesbrough in 1986.
It would be safe to
say that 16 years later, Todd's touch in managerial
positions has never proved quite as assured as it had
been when he was a player.
Derby was Todd's
fourth club as a manager and at his previous three
clubs - Middlesbrough, Bolton and Swindon - he
enjoyed mixed success.
Indeed he has had
to endure some tough times on the managerial
Soon after he
joined Bruce Rioch at Middlesbrough, the club went
And Todd resigned
as Bolton manager after the club agreed to sell
Danish international midfielder Per Frandsen to
Blackburn for £1.75m.
But the fact that
he has lost a managerial post after just three months
in the job must rank as one of the bitterest pills he
has had to swallow in his career.
greatest success was at Bolton in 1997 when the club
were promoted as champions from Division One after
topping 100 points.
When Todd moved
from Swindon to become Jim Smith's assistant manager
in October 2000, he came with a brief to sort out the
ailing Derby defence.
Prior to his
arrival the team had conceded 26 goals in 10 games.
In the next 10
matches they kept seven clean sheets and subsequently
stayed in the Premiership.
But that defensive
solidity has been largely absent this season and
Todd, when he finally replaced Smith in October 2001,
was unable to get the club out of relegation danger.
presence of talented defenders like the England
Under-21 international Chris Riggott, Derby have let
in the most goals - 38 - of any team in the
bottom-of-the-table Leicester have a worse goal
And in a season of
unremitting misery, it has only been Fabrizio
Ravanelli's goals that have provided cause for
Todd's cause was
also not helped by Derby's embarrassing double cup
exit, with the team conceding eight goals in the
His first game in
charge saw Derby lose 5-2 at Fulham in the
damagingly, Derby suffered the humiliation of losing
3-1 at home in the third round of the FA Cup to third
division Bristol Rovers.
When Todd teamed up
with Smith he said one of the reasons he had decided
to come to Pride Park was the strong affiliation he
felt for the club after those title-winning playing
On Monday that
affiliation came to an abrupt conclusion.
has written 'where are they now?' information in the
Saturday edition of 'The Times' for several years now. I
have just added several pages of his information, which
can be read at:
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