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Ottmar Hitzfeld

Ottmar Hitzfeld
Personal information
Full nameOttmar Hitzfeld
Date of birthJanuary 12, 1949(age 68)
Place of birthLörrach, Baden, West Germany
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubSwitzerland (manager)

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Ottmar Hitzfeld (born 12 January 1949 in Lörrach, Baden) is a German former football player (striker) and manager, nicknamed der General ("the general").

With a total of 18 major titles, mostly accumulated in his tenures with Grasshopper Club Zürich, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, the trained mathematics and sports teacher is one of the most successful coaches of German and international football. He has been elected "World Coach of the Year" twice. He is one of only three managers to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League with two different clubs, along with Ernst Happel and José Mourinho. He is currently the Head Coach of the Swiss national football team.

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