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Eckhard Krautzun (born 13 January 1941 in Solingenmarker) is a Germanmarker football coach and former football player.

As a player, Krautzun turned out for Union Solingen, Rheydter sports association, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Young Fellows Z√ľrich and TeBe Berlin. As well as a manager, Krautzun has acted as a technical director and scout. He has worked extensively in North America and Asia, where he worked as a scout in Chinamarker and Koreamarker from 2001-2003.

Krautzun was the first head coach of Canada not to hail from that country or the United Kingdommarker. After his resignation, Krautzun pointed to the lack of public support for amateur sports in Canadamarker as a reason for the country's lack of success on the international stage.

The German steered Tunisia through World Cup 2002 qualifying but resigned ahead of the tournament, citing interference from the Tunisian FA with his coaching.

Krauztun was in charge of a training camp for promising Chinese youngsters in Bad Kissingenmarker, Germanymarker in 2006, helping prepare the younger generation of players for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2007, he acted as an advisor to the Chinese women's team, stepping down in March of that year due to health issues.



VfL Wolfsburg

1. FC Kaiserslautern


  1. "How do Canadian athletes stack up?"
  2. "What's in a number?"
  3. "Krautzun steps down as adviser to Chinese women's soccer team"

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