1. FC Köln next permanent manager odds
1. FC Köln next manager after Markus Gisdol
1. FC Köln – Markus Gisdol
Born in August in Germany 1969, Markus Gisdol is a name that will be familiar to football fans across the length and breadth of his homeland. He played for six clubs in a career that lasted almost two decades between 1987 and 1996. During this time, he made over 220 senior appearances, scoring 20 goals in the process. Now he has been appointed as the head coach of Bundesliga outfit 1. FC Köln following a managerial career which has seen him take charge of ten clubs in 22 years.
He embarked on his footballing education with his hometown club SC Geislingen in 1987. As a young midfielder, Gisdol played 70 times for the club, scoring eight goals in the process. After three years with Gesilingen, Gisdol decided to seek a new challenge and moved to SSV Reutlingen in 1990. He would stay for two seasons but fail to really make a starting eleven position his own - he played 30 times and scored three goals in this short stint with his new club.
Just two years after he had left, Gisdol returned to Geislingen where he would spend another season before departing for a second time. In this second stint, he would play 33 times and score five goals. He then moved on to 1. FC Pforzheim where he would spend a further single season and score two goals in 19 appearances.
Finally, he SpVgg Auller the finals stop on the journey of his playing career and the one where he would play probably the best football of his career. He scored an impressive 2o goals in 77 appearances before hanging up his boots.
As a manager, Gisdol first took charge of TSG Salach and FTSV Kuchen, two teams in Germany's non-league. He returned to Geislingen in 2002 where he would spend another three years as manager and go on to make a name for himself as one of the most promising young coaches around. From there he moved on to what was his first big club, VfB Stuttgart where he coached the second team. After two years doing this he got back into senior management with SG Sonnenhof where he spent an unsuccessful season before moving to SSV Ulm.
His two years with Ulm earned him a moved to another big club to coach the reserve, 1889 Hoffenheim. He did this for two years before being promoted to manager of the senior team in 2013. He had two years in his first major position before being sacked After a brief sabbatical he joined Hamburger SV. He spent another two years with Hamburger before being appointed as manager of 1.FC Köln where he takes over the outfit who are second-bottom of the Bundesliga at the time of writing.