Markus Babbel

Where is Markus Babbel now?

Former Liverpool defender Markus Babbel retired in 2007 after spending two seasons with Vfb Stuttgart.

Playing for 16 years he went onto make nearly 400 first-team appearances for five clubs winning the Bundesliga three times, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League with Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga with Vfb Stuttgart and the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup treble with Liverpool.

He was also an important member of the Germany national side between 1995 and 2000 winning 51 caps and representing them at the 1996 and 2000 European Championships (winning the tournament in 1996) as well as the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals.
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Upon retiring from playing Babbel went into coaching and stayed at Stuttgart as assistant manager before getting appointed head coach in 2008 but was sacked after 13 months due to a string of bad results.

He wasn’t out of the game for long and joined German second division side Hertha BSC six months later where won the Championship and promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season.

After announcing that he wanted to leave the club at the end of the 2011-12 season, he was sacked in the December, six months before he had planned to leave. 

With his managerial stock rising it wasn’t long before he was back in the game and just three months later he joined Hoffenheim but unfortunately his tenure was short-lived and he was sacked after 10 months in charge of the club.

In October 2014 Babbel joined Swiss side FC Luzern as head coach where he stayed for three seasons before joining Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers in May 2018.

After finishing eighth out of 10 teams in his first season in charge he was sacked midway through the 2019-20 season after a poor run of form saw his team drop from first to ninth place.

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Markus Babbel: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Liverpool

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