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Otto Pfister (born November 24 1937 in Cologne) is a Germanmarker football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has never coached in Germany, and most of his success has come in Africa, Asia and in Switzerlandmarker.

Coaching career

He began his coaching career in Switzerland as player-coach with FC Vaduz, FC St. Gallen, FC Nordstern Basel, FC Moutier and FC Chur 97. Pfister was selected as the head coach of Togo on February 18, 2006, after former coach Stephen Keshi was dismissed from the post despite having secured qualification for their first World Cup Finals. Pfister himself resigned shortly before the team's first match in the tournament, after his players went on strike over a pay dispute , but he was reappointed three days later after demands from the players, led by team cook, Knut Arving of the Denmark.His name is often worked into various songs by Australian radio show "Get This". In Ghana the slang "Rules with an Iron-Pfister" is often used to refer to his coaching style.

On 27 October 2007 Pfister was appointed manager of Cameroon. He coached Les Lions Indomptables to the 2008 African Nations Cup, where they lost to defending champion Egypt in the Final in Accramarker and was released on 26 May 2009.

Personal

Pfister got his coaching certificate in Magglingenmarker in the 1960s, and later studied further in Cologne.

Pfister was a source of many comedy sketches on the Australian radio show Get This where his name amused them so much, that when one of the DJs from the show went to the World Cup they would call him every day asking for Pfister Updates.

Teams as a player



Teams as a manager



Honours

  • World Cup: Appearances: 2006 with Togo
  • U-17 World Cup: Champion 1991 with Ghana
  • Confederations Cup: Appearances: 1997 with Saudi-Arabia
  • African Cup of Nations: Second place: 1992 with Ghana, 2008 with Cameroon ; Appearances: 1978 with Upper Volta, 1988 with Senegal
  • U-19 African Cup of Nations: Champion 1983 with Côte d'Ivoire
  • with Zamalek: CAF Cup of Cup Winners, Egyptian League champion, League Cup champion, Super Cup champion
  • with CS Sfaxien: Tunisian League Cup champion
  • with Nejmeh SC: Arab Champions League (appearance), Lebanesian League champion, League Cup champion, Super Cup champion


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