Huub Stevens

Hubertus Jozef Margaretha "Huub" Stevens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦyp ˈsteː.və(n)s]; born 29 November 1953) is a Dutch former professional football manager and player.

Huub Stevens
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Stevens as manager of VfB Stuttgart in 2014
Personal information
Full name Hubertus Jozef Margaretha Stevens
Date of birth (1953-11-29) 29 November 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Sittard, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 Fortuna Sittard 104 (4)
1975–1986 PSV 293 (15)
Total 397 (19)
National team
1979–1985 Netherlands 18 (1)
Teams managed
1986–1993 PSV (youth)
1993–1996 Roda JC
1996–2002 Schalke 04
2002–2003 Hertha BSC
2004–2005 1. FC Köln
2005–2007 Roda JC
2007–2008 Hamburger SV
2008–2009 PSV
2009–2011 Red Bull Salzburg
2011–2012 Schalke 04
2013–2014 PAOK
2014 VfB Stuttgart
2014–2015 VfB Stuttgart
2015–2016 1899 Hoffenheim
2019 Schalke 04
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Stevens was born in Sittard. While active, he played for Fortuna Sittard and PSV. During his time at PSV, he won the Eredivisie three times, the KNVB Cup once and also won the UEFA Cup once, in 1978. He also earned 18 caps for the Netherlands national team, scoring one goal.

Managerial careerEdit

Soon after beginning his career as head of youth development at PSV, where he helped bring and develop players and managers such as Nick Theslof,[1] in 1993, Stevens became the manager of Roda JC Kerkrade. From October 1996 to June 2002, he managed German Bundesliga side Schalke 04,[2] with whom he won the UEFA Cup in 1997 and the DFB-Pokal in 2001 and 2002. In 1999, Schalke fans picked Stevens as manager of the century.[3]

Afterwards, Stevens was appointed manager of Hertha BSC,[4] but he was sacked on 4 December 2003.[5] He was then hired by 1. FC Köln, which he managed from 14 June 2004[6] to 27 May 2005, when he signed a two-year contract with Roda JC.[7] Under Stevens, 1. FC Köln became champions of the 2. Bundesliga and were promoted to the Bundesliga. Stevens was at Roda until he returned to the German Bundesliga, becoming the new manager of Hamburger SV on 2 February 2007.[8] By the time Stevens took over, the club was in the relegation zone. Results improved quite dramatically and led to Hamburg avoiding relegation and even finishing seventh in the league, thereby qualifying for the 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Stevens took over the managing vacancy at PSV after his Hamburg contract expired at the end of the 2007–08 season.[9] It was reported he signed a two-year contract with the Eindhoven club, a club he holds very dearly to his heart. However, on 28 January 2009, he resigned as manager,[10] after which he signed a contract with Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga on 22 April 2009.[11]

 
Stevens with Salzburg

On 9 February 2010, Stevens extended his contract with Red Bull Salzburg until 2012,[12][13] but he was sacked on 8 April 2011.[14] On 27 September 2011, he returned to Schalke 04 and signed a contract lasting until 2013, following Ralf Rangnick's resignation.[15] On 16 December 2012, Stevens was sacked by Schalke.[16][17]

On 25 June 2013, Stevens became manager of Superleague Greece side PAOK.[18][19] PAOK terminated his contract on 2 March 2014 due to the club's poor results.[20][21]

After his departure, Stevens was appointed manager of VfB Stuttgart on 9 March 2014, replacing Thomas Schneider.[22] Stevens started his new position with training on 10 March 2014.[22] His first match in charge was against Werder Bremen,[23] a 1–1 draw.[24] He resigned as manager of Stuttgart on 10 May 2014 following a 1–0 loss to Bayern Munich.[25][26] He finished his stint with a record of three wins, three draws and four losses in ten matches.[27]

On 25 November 2014, Stevens returned to VfB Stuttgart.[28] His first match in his return to the club was a 4–1 win against SC Freiburg on 28 November 2014.[29] On 21 March 2015, in a 3–1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart won its first match of 2015 and its second home win of the 2014–15 season.[30][31] He left Stuttgart at the end of the 2014–15 season, where Stuttgart finished in the 14th position in the Bundesliga.[32]

Stevens was appointed manager of 1899 Hoffenheim on 26 October 2015 after the club started the season with just six points in ten matches.[33] He resigned on 10 February 2016, citing health problems.[34]

On 14 March 2019, he returned to Schalke as an interim until the end of the season after Domenico Tedesco was sacked by the club.[35]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 18 May 2019
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Roda JC 1 March 1993 8 October 1996 139 66 41 32 047.48
Schalke 04 8 October 1996[2] 30 June 2002[4] 241 104 65 72 043.15 [2]
Hertha BSC 1 July 2002[4] 4 December 2003[5] 64 25 17 22 039.06 [36]
1. FC Köln 14 June 2004[6] 27 May 2005[7] 36 21 8 7 058.33
Roda JC 27 May 2005[7] 2 February 2007[8] 69 32 13 24 046.38
Hamburger SV 2 February 2007[8] 30 June 2008[9] 67 35 19 13 052.24 [37]
PSV 1 July 2008[9] 28 January 2009[10] 28 12 5 11 042.86
Red Bull Salzburg 15 June 2009[11] 8 April 2011[14] 94 46 28 20 048.94
Schalke 04 27 September 2011[15] 16 December 2012[17] 63 34 14 15 053.97 [2]
PAOK 25 June 2013[18][19] 2 March 2014[20][21] 44 25 9 10 056.82
VfB Stuttgart 10 March 2014[22] 10 May 2014[26] 10 3 3 4 030.00 [27]
VfB Stuttgart 25 November 2014[28] 24 May 2015[32] 22 7 6 9 031.82 [27]
1899 Hoffenheim 26 October 2015[33] 10 February 2016[34] 10 1 5 4 010.00
Schalke 04 14 March 2019 30 June 2019 10 2 4 4 020.00 [2]
Total 897 413 237 247 046.04

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

PSV

ManagerEdit

 
Stevens celebrates winning the 2009–10 Austrian Bundesliga with Red Bull Salzburg

Roda JC

Schalke 04

Hertha BSC

1. FC Köln

Hamburger SV

PSV

Red Bull Salzburg

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hersch, Hank (4 May 1992). "An American Goes Dutch". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ a b c d e "FC Schalke 04" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  3. ^ "'Beste trainer van de Eeuw' keert terug naar Schalke – Sport – VK". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Rohr, Steffen (20 December 2001). "Huub Stevens zu Hertha". kicker (in German). Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Thom übernimmt für Stevens" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Stevens beerbt Koller". kicker (in German). 14 June 2004. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Stevens trainiert Kerkrade". kicker (in German). 27 May 2005. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  8. ^ a b c "Stevens bereits in Berlin auf der HSV-Bank". kicker (in German). 2 February 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Hamburg's Stevens off to PSV". UEFA. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Off-colour PSV accept Stevens' resignation". UEFA. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Stevens wird 'Roter Bulle'". kicker (in German). 22 April 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Stevens signs new Red Bull Salzburg deal". Ontheminute.com. 9 February 2010.
  13. ^ "Salzburg quick to extend Stevens deal". UEFA. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  14. ^ a b "RB Salzburg entlässt Stevens und Beiersdorfer" (in German). kicker.de. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  15. ^ a b "Stevens returns for second spell as Schalke coach". UEFA. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  16. ^ "Schalke part company with Stevens – Keller takes over". FC Schalke 04. 16 December 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Keller für Stevens: Heldt verteidigt die Entscheidung". kicker (in German). 16 December 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Huub Stevens takes over". 25 June 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  19. ^ a b Schramm, Anja (14 June 2013). "Huub Stevens auf dem griechischen Schleuderstuhl". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  20. ^ a b "PAOK FC part ways with Huub Stevens". Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  21. ^ a b "PAOK trennt sich von Stevens". kicker (in German). 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  22. ^ a b c "VfB Stuttgart entlässt Schneider und holt Stevens". Die Welt (in German). 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  23. ^ "Knurrer Stevens bringt Stuttgart das Lachen bei". Die Welt (in German). 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  24. ^ "Hunt bestraft erneut fahrlässige Stuttgarter". kicker (in German). 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  25. ^ Plavec, Jan Georg (10 May 2014). "Huub Stevens verlässt den VfB". Suttgarter Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  26. ^ a b "Pizarro hat das letzte Wort". kicker (in German). 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  27. ^ a b c "VfB Stuttgart" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  28. ^ a b "Schon wieder Huub Stevens". Süddeutsche Zeitung. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  29. ^ "Stevens-Comebacksieg dank Mitrovics Fehlerfest" (in German). kicker. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  30. ^ "Zweiter VfB-Heimsieg! Ginczek dreht das Spiel" (in German). kicker. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  31. ^ Schmid, Matthias (21 March 2015). "Drei Tore aus dem Nichts". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  32. ^ a b Moissidis, George (24 May 2015). ""Mission erfüllt": Stevens verlässt den VfB" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  33. ^ a b "Huub Stevens neuer TSG-trainer" (in German). achtzehn99.de. 26 October 2015. Archived from the original on 29 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  34. ^ a b "Stevens steps down for health reasons". achtzehn99.de. 10 February 2016. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  35. ^ "Huub Stevens: We will need to show the values that define Schalke". schalke04.de. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  36. ^ "Hertha BSC" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  37. ^ "Hamburger SV" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 27 January 2014.

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