Armin Veh

Armin Veh (2012 )

Armin Veh ( born 1 February 1961 in Augsburg) is trained a former German professional footballer and current football coach, Eintracht Frankfurt.

  • 3.1 successes as a coach
  • 3.2 Awards

Career as a player

Veh began his career at FC Augsburg, then played from 1979 to 1983 in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach. With Mönchengladbach he reached the 1980 UEFA Cup final, the team lost against Eintracht Frankfurt.

1983 moved Veh for a season to FC St. Gallen and returned a year later to Mönchengladbach back.

In 1985 Veh back to FC Augsburg. In July 1987 he moved to the neighboring club TSV Schwaben Augsburg, but he already left in November of the same year again to play in the second league for SpVgg Bayreuth. There he finished in November 1990 for health reasons his active career as a player.

Overall graduated Veh 65 Bundesliga appearances ( three goals), 60 second division games ( one goal) and 18 NLA games in Switzerland.

Career as a coach

As a coach, he was in charge between 1990 and 1995 the division FC Bayern Augsburg, which he ascended into the Regional 1994. From 1996 he worked for SpVgg Greuther Fürth, with which he ascended to the 2nd Bundesliga in 1997. In October 1997, Veh was sacked there.

SSV Reutlingen

From July 1998 to December 2001, he was coach of the SSV Reutlingen 05, with which he also ascended to the 2nd Bundesliga in 2000. With 102 goals and 87 points this ascent is considered Regional record. In the 2000 /01 season Veh led the SSV Reutlingen in the meantime to number 7 in the 2nd Bundesliga. In the following season came Reutlingen not in danger of relegation. On 12 December 2001, however, Veh announced his resignation to take over as coach of the then Bundesliga side Hansa Rostock.

Hansa Rostock

On 3 January 2002, he started work at Hansa Rostock. The second half of the 2001/02 season was a disappointing one ( away was won not a single point); Rostock secured until the 33rd matchday league. In the first round 2002/ 03 Hansa was meanwhile in 2nd place in the Bundesliga. The success was short lived however, already the winter break they found themselves in a relegation battle again. The league was backed up again at the 33rd Round with a 3-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld. The first few games of the season 2003/ 04 went in turn bad for the team of Armin Veh; on October 6, 2003, he resigned after four defeats back in series.

FC Augsburg

On 13 October 2003 Veh was again coach the then third division FC Augsburg. His decision to train a niederklassige team, he reasoned thus, wanting to be with his family living in Augsburg again in the future. Veh led the team in the season 2003/ 04 still in fourth place ( in its acquisition it was in the middle of the table) and Augsburg missing out on promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga just barely. The start of the 2004/ 05 season failed, so Veh was replaced on 27 September 2004 by Rainer Hörgl.

Champion coach at VfB Stuttgart

Then Veh was almost one and a half years without employment before him VfB Stuttgart in February 2006 offered the successor of Giovanni Trapattoni. The first only until June maturity contract was soon extended by one year until the summer of 2007. The first half of the season was difficult; Veh and his team was eliminated in the UEFA Cup, and Stuttgart in the Bundesliga landed in ninth place.

For the season 2006/ 07 committed Veh and his new manager Horst Heldt some new players. Gradually Veh was out of the squad form a working team. For winter break, VfB was already in fourth place. In January, the contract was extended for another year until the summer of 2008. The team continued its run continued in the second half and took over the 33rd Round of the standings. On the final day of the VfB Stuttgart defeated Energie Cottbus 2-1 and was German champion in 2007. Simultaneously, the team moved into the DFB Cup final, in which however the 1st FC Nuremberg in a dramatic game 3-2 aet upper hand kept. Under Veh players like Pavel Pardo, Roberto Hilbert, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Mario Gómez had become Bundesliga stars.

The 2007/08 season was again rather difficult. The team retired with only one win in five losses as a group Last of the Champions League. Also in the league was the start sluggish, after ten matchdays Stuttgart was ranked 14th in the table again. Nevertheless, the VfB was able to finish the season in sixth place, and thus achieve a starting place in the Intertoto Cup, on which he then qualified for the UEFA Cup.

23 November 2008 Veh was eventually leave, when the VfB after 14 games of the season 2008/ 09 was only in 11th place in the table. The separation took place after the match at VfL Wolfsburg - the club he then coached.

VfL Wolfsburg

On 1 July 2009 Veh as the successor of Felix Magath in personal union coach, sporting director and manager at the German champions VfL Wolfsburg. He signed a contract until 30 June 2011. Early January 2010 took over Dieter Hoeness Vehs duties as a manager.

After nine competitive games without a win and another defeat (2-3 ) against 1 FC Köln, the Executive Board of the VfL ​​Wolfsburg put him on 25 January 2010 by his duties free.

Hamburger SV

On 1 July 2010 Veh head coach at Hamburger SV. He signed a contract until 30 June 2012, which contained a unilateral termination option after one year. From this exit clause Veh made ​​8 March 2011 use and declared no longer be available from summer 2011. Reason for the separation was the chaotic course of the season the club Hamburger SV after constant internal strife for the post of sports and CEOs, which is why the club never came to rest: "you can not, in my view With the development of the club work. It is here partly no longer about football, what my job is but. Even if we sporty not be where we'd like to be, you still need a perspective. This for me is not present. " The difficult situation of the HSV sports, the 05 pocketed a 2:4 home defeat at the game to Vehs resignation against direct competitors for a Europa League place Mainz (where the distance to the fifth place in the table to five points enlarged ), Veh mentioned as a reason for its decision. On March 13, 2011 Veh was exempted from club side after a 0-6 defeat at Bayern Munich.

Eintracht Frankfurt

During the summer break in 2011 Eintracht Frankfurt Veh committed as head coach and successor Christoph Daum. At the end of the 2011/12 season Veh increased with the harmony on in the 1st Bundesliga. Shortly before the end of the season Veh extended his contract until 30 June 2013. In the year after the rise Veh reached with the harmony as a table in sixth European Cup. On March 25, 2013 Veh extended again until 2014. Beginning in March 2014 announced Veh, not to renew his contract after the 2013/14 season.

Achievements / Awards

Success as a coach

  • German champion: 2007 (VfB Stuttgart)
  • DFB Cup finalist: 2007 (VfB Stuttgart)
  • Promotion to the 1st League: 2012 (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Reaching the European Cup as a climber 2013 ( Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga: 1997 ( SpVgg Greuther Fürth ), 2000 (SSV Reutlingen)


  • Football Coach of the Year: 2007


Armin Veh is a qualified real estate professional and married to a Swiss. The couple has two sons.


  • Coach! (2013 ) with Jürgen Klopp, Hans Meyer, Armin Veh, Stephan Schmidt, André Schubert and Frank Schmidt, documentary by director Alyosha break

Pictures of Armin Veh