Greatest Managers, No. 19: Udo Lattek

August 6, 2013
By Gabriele Marcotti

Right place, right time.

Udo Lattek heard it plenty early in his career -- and with good reason. He never played professionally and instead got a degree in physical education and started teaching. At the age of 30, he applied for a job with the German FA, and 18 months later found himself at the 1966 World Cup as an assistant coach, watching Geoff Hurst score one of the most controversial goals in history.


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