Hannover 96, 97, 98, 99, 100...
Considering it's Greuther Fürth's first ever campaign in Germany's top flight, it's hardly surprising that current
It's a similar story in Augsburg, where FCA are only in their second Bundesliga year.
Ralf Rangnick steered 1899 Hoffenheim from the third division into Germany's top tier within two years. The former Schalke 04 tactician remained in charge for 85 matches before stepping down last year
Dieter Hecking, presently at the 1. FC Nuremberg helm, is the man whose 101 matches as Hannover coach will be equalled on Saturday when the 96ers kick off against Düsseldorf
Heinz Höher (r., with Stefan Reuter in 1987) coached 1. FC Nuremberg between 1984 and 1988 and tops Hecking's 101 fixtures for der Club by 18. As such, Hecking could level terms on the final Matchday of the 2012/13 campaign
Thomas Tuchel was promoted from Mainz's Under-19 team in 2009. The 39-year-old, who led the 05ers to a sensational fifth place in his second year, has now been in charge for 118 outings - 16 more than his predecessor and current Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp
Those were the days...
Jürgen Sundermann had three spells with VfB Stuttgart between 1976 and 1995. The 72-year-old led the Swabians into the top flight in 1977, where he remained in charge for 143 encounters
Bayer Leverkusen's longest-serving boss
There could hardly be a more appropriate name for a VfL Wolfsburg coach than
Hamburger SV enjoyed their greatest successes under the late
Ottmar Hitzfeld won two of his seven Bundesliga titles during a 208-game spell at Borussia Dortmund, while the 1997 success in the UEFA Champions League crowned his six-year reign. Current back-to-back title winner Jürgen Klopp (152 encounters) is well on his way to matching that feat
Twice on the move:
Huub Stevens is another coach to have returned to his former club. The 59-year-old Dutchman has been coaching Schalke for 238 matches so far and led the Gelsenkirchen outfit to 1997 UEFA Cup glory as well two DFB Cup victories
Not only is
Eleven years seems an incredibly long time for any coach to be in the hotseat. Due to their low average age and attacking approach, Borussia Mönchengladbach
Weisweiler shares the spoils of being runner-up with
There's certainly a tradition of loyalty at Werder Bremen, where