Marco Kurz

Marco Kurz in 2011

Marco Kurz ( born May 16, 1969 in Stuttgart ) is a German football coach and former football player.


Marco Kurz began his professional career in 1989 with VfB Stuttgart. After a year he moved in 1990 to the 1st FC Nuremberg. After the descent of the clubs 1994, the defender went to Borussia Dortmund, with whom he was under Ottmar Hitzfeld German Champion 1995. After this championship, he moved to the area neighbors FC Schalke 04, with whom he coach Huub Stevens won the UEFA Cup in 1997. From 1998 he played up to the Bundesliga relegation in 2004 at TSV 1860 München.

During the winter break of the season 2004/ 05 Kurz for SC Pfullendorf in the Regionalliga Süd. After a short time he became player-manager and secured the league in the Regionalliga. In the 2005/06 season was short full-time active as coach of SC Pfullendorf. In May 2006, turned short back to the " lion " and coached the Regional team of TSV 1860 München.

For the season 2007/ 08 should have short ascend to the head coach of the 1860. But because the club ended the employment relationship with Walter Schachner in March 2007, was short already declared on 18 March 2007 for leading players in the first team. On 24 February 2009, he was on leave. Under the direction of the short team won in 63 league games 18 times. Because of the tight financial situation of 1860 Munich boundaries were short set in the design of the squad.

Since June 18, 2009 Head coach was short at the 1 FC Kaiserslautern. In his first season succeeded the FCK the promotion back to the Bundesliga. In August 2010, extended short and the entire coaching staff their current contracts by one year to 2012. During the first Bundesliga year short with the first FC reached Kaiserslautern to seventh place in the table after start of the season the team had been regarded by many experts as a candidate for relegation.

After the eighth round of the 2011/12 season the 1st FC Kaiserslautern had taken only five points, but the contract was extended by Marco Kurz in October 2011 to 30 June 2013. On the following two days of play FCK won against FC Schalke 04 and SC Freiburg. After another 16 games without a win in a row was short leave of absence on 20 March 2012.

As of January 1, 2013 was short head coach of Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. On April 2, 2013, and manager Andreas Müller were released from their duties.

For the season 2013/14 Short took over the Zweitligaelf of FC Ingolstadt 04 in place of Tomas Oral. Also this commitment - the contract ran until 2016 - ended after a nine game days. On September 30, 2013 he was discharged standing after the seventh defeat of the team and on the bottom of the table.


As a player

  • German Champion 1995 with Borussia Dortmund
  • UEFA Cup winners: 1997 with FC Schalke 04

As a coach

  • Promotion to the 1st League: 2010 with the 1st FC Kaiserslautern


Marco Kurz is the son of Edgar Short, the former club president of Stuttgarter Kickers.