Leipzig was his masterpiece, the realisation of his footballing ideas on the pitch and far beyond.
Jupp Heynckes, Jürgen Klopp, Joachim Löw, Hansi Flick, almost anyone who is anyone in German coaching have all graduated from Hennes-Weisweiler.
One of the toughest things for him was to disappoint players who were good guys but not quite good enough on the pitch.
The German football gift that keeps on giving.
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Völler then resigned from the job, and with Germany due to host the next World Cup, they once again opted for an inexperienced manager, Völler's old partner.
Petersburg sky at the end of June, he was the second Germany captain to be holding a major international trophy aloft in just three days.
The national team played its first official match in 1908, losing to Switzerland 3-5.