Tayfun Korkut

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Tayfun Korkut
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Personal information
Date of birth (1974-04-02) 2 April 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Stuttgart, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfB Stuttgart (manager)
Youth career
1986–1994 Stuttgarter Kickers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Stuttgarter Kickers 14 (0)
1995–2000 Fenerbahçe 145 (12)
2000–2003 Real Sociedad 78 (9)
2003–2004 Espanyol 21 (0)
2004–2005 Beşiktaş 16 (1)
2005–2006 Gençlerbirliği 13 (1)
Total 287 (23)
National team
1995 Turkey U21 3 (1)
1995–2003 Turkey 42 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Real Sociedad U19
2009–2010 TSG Hoffenheim U17
2011–2012 VfB Stuttgart U19
2012–2013 Turkey (assistant)
2013–2015 Hannover 96
2016 1. FC Kaiserslautern
2017 Bayer Leverkusen
2018– VfB Stuttgart
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tayfun Korkut (German pronunciation: [ˈtaɪfʊn ˈkɔɐ̯kʊt]; born 2 April 1974) is a German-born Turkish former football player and current manager of VfB Stuttgart.

International career

Korkut has 42 caps and 1 goal for the Turkish national team.[1] He represented his country at the UEFA Euro 1996 and UEFA Euro 2000.[2]

International goal

Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2001 BJK İnönü Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey  Azerbaijan 1–0 3–0 2002 World Cup qualifier

Managerial career

Early career

Korkut worked as a coach for Real Sociedad U19, 1899 Hoffenheim U17 and VfB Stuttgart U19 before serving as an assistant coach for the Turkish national team.[3][4] He received the UEFA Pro License from the Cologne Sports Academy.[3]

Hannover 96

He was appointed as the head coach of Hannover 96 on 31 December 2013.[5] He became the second Turkish Bundesliga head coach ever, after Özcan Arkoç.[6] His first match was a 3–1 win against VfL Wolfsburg on 25 January 2014.[7] Hannover finished the 2013–14 season in 10th place.[8] Hannover started the 2014–15 season.[9] He was sacked on 20 April 2015.[10] His final match was a 4–0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.[10] Hannover were in 15th place at the time of the sacking.[11] He finished with a record of 15 wins, 11 draws, and 22 losses.[12]

1. FC Kaiserslautern

On 17 June 2016, he was selected as the head coach of 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[13] He resigned on 27 December 2016.[14] He finished with a record of four wins, seven draws, and seven losses.[15]

Bayer Leverkusen

On 6 March 2017, he was appointed as the new coach of Bayer Leverkusen until the end of the season.[16] One week before the end of the season, it was decided that Korkut's contract would not be extended.[17] He finished with a record of two wins, six draws, and four losses.[18]

VfB Stuttgart

On 29 January 2018, Korkut was appointed as coach of VfB Stuttgart.[19] In June 2018, he extended his contract with Stuttgart until June 2020.[20]

Personal life

Korkut is fluent in Turkish, German, Spanish and English.[6]

Career statistics

International

National team Season Apps Goals
Turkey 1995 1 0
1996 6 0
1997 6 0
1998 4 0
1999 5 0
2000 6 0
2001 7 1
2002 2 0
2003 5 0
Total 42 1

Managerial record

As of 12 May 2018
Team From To Record
M W D L Win % Ref
Hannover 31 December 2013[5] 20 April 2015[10] 48 15 11 22 031.25 [12]
Kaiserslautern 17 June 2016[21] 27 December 2016 18 4 7 7 022.22 [15]
Bayer Leverkusen 6 March 2017 8 June 2017 12 2 6 4 016.67 [18]
VfB Stuttgart 29 January 2018 present 14 9 4 1 064.29
Total 92 30 28 34 032.61

References

  1. ^ "Turkey – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ "TAYFUN KORKUT - Player Details TFF". TFF.org. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Çok özel bir yardımcı: Tayfun Korkut" (in Turkish). TFF.org. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Türke Korkut wird Slomka-Nachfolger" (in German). bild.de. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Tayfun Korkut neuer Trainer bei Hannover 96". Die Welt (in German). 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Hannover appoint Tayfun Korkut as new head coach". dw.de. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hannover 96". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "1. Bundesliga - Spieltag / Tabelle". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Hannover 96". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c "Hannover 96 wirft Trainer Korkut raus" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "1. Bundesliga - Spieltag / Tabelle". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Hannover 96" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Schröter, Carsten (14 June 2016). "Korkut wird neuer FCK-Trainer". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  14. ^ Schröter, Carsten (27 December 2016). "Paukenschlag beim FCK: Korkut geht!" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "1. FC Kaiserslautern". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  16. ^ "Korkut neuer Trainer in Leverkusen". dfb.de. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen will part ways with Tayfun Korkut at end of season". espn.com. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  18. ^ a b "Bayer 04 Leverkusen". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  19. ^ "Tayfun Korkut is new head-coach". VfB Stuttgart. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  20. ^ "VfB extend deal with Tayfun Korkut". VfB Stuttgart. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  21. ^ "Korkut will "wieder mehr Begeisterung entfachen"" (in German). kicker. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 

External links

  • Tayfun KorkutFIFA competition record
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