Hanspeter Latour

Hanspeter Latour [ la ː tuɾ ] ( born June 4, 1947 in Thun ), called " Pudi ", is a Swiss football manager and former football goalkeeper. He also works as a football expert on Swiss television. He is married and has two children.

During his athletic career Latour played as a goalkeeper in various clubs. His greatest success as a player was the vocation to the junior national team of Switzerland.

After Latour coached FC Wil, he first appeared in the attention of a wider public when he 2001 coach of FC Thun in July, rise with this immediately by the National League B in the National League A and the club led despite a budget up to the top. Latour was thanks to his energetic nature, its symbolic performances and his unexpected success to the actual figure of identification of the club for which he already stood as a ball boy on the sidelines and later as a goalkeeper between the posts. His dream is to play with FC Thun once in the National League A, he could now meet as a coach. Hanspeter Latour led the club several times in the UEFA Intertoto Cup ( Intertoto Cup ). He managed to do in the spring of 2005, after Latour's successor Urs Schönberger half a year later, with FC Thun managed to do the draw in the UEFA Champions League.

In early 2005, Hanspeter Latour for Grasshopper Club Zurich, which he led from the crisis for the UEFA Cup qualification within a short time. From January 2006 Hanspeter Latour was head coach of Bundesliga 1 FC Cologne, whose relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga at the end of the season 2005/ 06 he could not prevent. In November 2006, he was released after a mixed season beginning and several disappointing consecutive games in the second division of his duties. Since summer 2007 he coached again Grasshopper- Club. There, his contract was not renewed in 2009, however. 2010 Latour made ​​his own business and since then earned his money with lectures and performances. His constant companion and assistant, Thomas Binggeli.