Thomas Doll to sign
18 December 2013 at 17:37
FTC appoints Thomas Doll as head coach.
Today afternoon the two parties came to agreement and decided to put their signature on Thomas Doll’s contract. We can now proclaim that Thomas Doll is going to lead our football team in the future.
Name: Thomas Jens Uwe Doll
Place and Date of Birth: 1966. április 9., Malchin (GDR)
Club career: Hansa Rostock (1983-86), BFC Dynamo (1986-90), HSV Hamburg (1990-91), Lazio (1991-93), Eintracht Frankfurt (1993-96), Bari (1996-98), HSV Hamburg (1998-2001)
National Team career: GDR Olympic team(1986-88), GDR (1986-90), Germany (1991-93)
Successes: East German champion (BFC Dynamo, 1987, 1988), East German Cup winner (1988, 1989), European Championship Silver-medal (Germany 1992), DFV Super Cup-winner (BFC Dynamo 1989)
Coaching Career: HSV Hamburg U19 (2001-02), HSV Hamburg II (2002-04), HSV Hamburg (2004-07), Borussia Dortmund (2007-08), Genclerbirligi (2009-10), Al-Hilal (2011-12)
Successes: Intertoto Cup winner (HSV Hamburg 2005), UEFA Cup Round of 16 Matches (HSV Hamburg, 2005/06), Man of the year at Kicker (2005), Bundesliga Bronze (HSV Hamburg 2006), Champions League – Main Round (HSV Hamburg, 2006/07)
Thomas Doll began his professional career at the German first-division member Hansa Rostock and at the age of 20 signed to BFC Dynamo where he won the East German Championship title two times, first in 1987 and then in 1988.
After the reunification of Germany, Doll became one of the most sought-after German players; and finally, the attacking midfielder joined Hamburg.
However, Doll did not remain in Germany for long; he decided to move to Italian side Lazio for a then record fee of 15 million Deutsche Mark.
Doll participated with the German national team on the 1992 European Championship, where the team finished as runners-up.
In 1994 Doll signed to Eintracht Frankfurt, then in ’96 to Bari where he spent two seasons before returning to Haburg.
Doll played 29 matches in GDR and 18 in total in Germany’s national side.
Following his retirement Doll remained part of Hamburg’s coaching staff and started to manage the reserve team. Two years later he’s been appointed as head coach in Hamburg.
In his first season he saved his team from relegation, what’s more, won Intertoto Cup. Thanks to this triumph the team qualified itself into UEFA Cup where they defeated the Danish Copenhagen in the first round. This season Doll reached the Round of 16 Teams with Hamburg.
The following season brought an improved success: the team finished in the third place and earned a Champions League berth. During the qualification period Hamburg said farewell to the Spanish Osasuna and reached the Group Round.
In 2008 Doll managed Borussia Dortmund, and then worked also at Genclerbirligi and Al-Hilal.
Doll is considered not only in his home country Germany as a recognized manager, who took a leading role in the renaissance of the German football around the millennium.
In 2005 Kicker magazine chose him as the ‘Man of the year’ for the impressing improvement and successful period with Budesliga-member Hamburg.