Former midfielder who played for SC Freiburg from 1978 to 1980 and from 1985 to 1989. He became manager of the German national team in 2006 and led the team to a World Cup Championship in 2014.
He spent his youth career with TuS Schonau and Eintracht Freiburg.
He coached the German national team to third place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
He was born in 1960 in Schonau, West Germany.
He became Thomas Muller's manager when Muller joined the German national team in 2010.