Udo Lattek, Germany‘s most successful coach, dies
Dortmund – the most successful coach in the Bundesliga, Udo Lattek, died shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday. The coach who retired at Borussia Dortmund suffered a stroke and Parkinson’s in the rest of the age.
Lattek, who never had a chance to defend his country’s national team during the so players, remembered as a coach with the consecutive success. He collected 14 championship titles in his career coaching. He is also someone who has a big role to the success of Bayern, including by delivering Die Roten won three major European tournaments.
“Udo Lattek not only the most successful coaches in the history of the Bundesliga. He is a legend and we so miss him,” said the president of the German Football Federation, Wolfgang Niersbach, as quoted by the Guardian.
Throughout his career coaching, Lattek successfully carried eight Bundesliga titles. Six of them are printed together Bayern and the other two with Borussia Moenchengladbach. Bayern coach seat in 1970 obtained thanks to the recommendation Franz Beckenbauer.
Did not take long, Lattek can bring Bayern became king at the highest caste German competition three consecutive seasons. He also drove Bayern mastered the German Cup and the European Cup in 1975.
Then he handles Muenchengladbach for four seasons and just as successful. Two league titles and a UEFA Cup donated for the club. He also makes Gladbach into the European Cup finalists, losing to Liverpool in the final.
Lattek then moved to Barcelona in 1981. Hand chill back caught the attention of the world. Barca won the Cup Winners Cup in 1982 and the Copa del Rey. The trophy was also made him a successful coach won three European crown in three different clubs.
A year later he returned to Bayern. Magic has not been exhausted. Lattek back Bayern won the league two seasons and two German Cups before being moved to Cologne, Schalke and Dortmund Borusssia retire.
Expression of grief is also given colleagues. “Uddo Lattek is the most successful German coach. For decades he was an important figure in the sport, a national figure, and internationally. We lost an important figure Bayern Munich, a fanatical supporter and a friend,” said Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge .
Lattek died on Sunday (01/02/2014) yesterday, aged 80, after suffering stroker since 2012, and also suffered from Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Dortmund give condolences specifically before facing Augusburg at Signal Iduna Park last night. The players and spectators in the stadium take the time to pray together for Lattek.