Former national coach dies

Former national coach dies

By on May 15, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Former New Zealand national coach Juan Schwanner has died in Auckland after a long illness, aged 94.

SchwannerThe Hungary-born coach emigrated to New Zealand in 1966 and soon became the Auckland coach. He took charge of the national team in 1967 for the visits of Manchester United and the Scotland U23 teams, and took the team to a tournament in Vietnam, giving debuts to a number of young players such as Brian Turner and Dave Taylor.

After two years coaching New Zealand, he left for Europe but returned to coach Auckland club Courier Rangers (1979) and Blockhouse Bay (1984).

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said: “On behalf of the international football community, I should be extremely grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

    1 Comment

  1. Thanks Guys for a great Golf Day at Akarana yesterday.Really enjoyed the day.
    Will send in an Application Form and cheque to join shortly.
    Felt guilty not being part of it already but previous versions (Center Circle etc) folded so waited until this got cemented before committed again.
    Catch up soon



    John Leijh

    May 23, 2015

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