Michael Feichtenbeiner

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Michael Feichtenbeiner
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Feichtenbeiner
Date of birth (1960-07-09) 9 July 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Stuttgart, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Club information
Current team
Selangor II (Technical Director / Head Coach)
Teams managed
1989–1992 BSC Old Boys Basel
1993–1997 TSF Ditzingen
1998–1999 SC Pfullendorf
1999–2000 Stuttgarter Kickers
2000–2002 SV Darmstadt 98
2002–2003 Rot-Weiß Erfurt
2003–2004 Sportfreunde Siegen
2005–2006 MPPJ FC
2006–2008 SC Pfullendorf
2010–2011 Bintang Medan FC
2016–2019 Germany U-15 to U-17
2019 FC Liefering (assistant)
2019 FC Liefering (caretaker)
2020– Selangor II
2020 Selangor

Michael Feichtenbeiner (born 9 July 1960) is a German football coach who is the Technical Director of Malaysian team Selangor.


Early career

After playing for amateur teams of TV Gültstein, SV Vaihingen and FV Germania Degerloch, Feichtenbeiner started coaching in VfB Stuttgart as youth coach. A spell as head coach at Swiss club BSC Old Boys Basel and assistant coach at Stuttgarter Kickers followed, before he was appointed as head coach of TSF Ditzingen. From 1993 to 1997 he oversaw the promotion of the club from Oberliga Baden-Württemberg to Regionalliga Süd. Feichtenbeiner then becomes the assistant coach for KFC Uerdingen 05 in 1997, and head coach of SC Pfullendorf in 1998.

Head coaching career

In the summer of 1999 Feichtenbeiner was appointed as head coach of Stuttgarter Kickers, his first job as head coach of a 2. Bundesliga club. Under his charge, the club made waves in the DFB Cup, defeating three Bundesliga clubs (Borussia Dortmund, Arminia Bielefeld and SC Freiburg) en route to the semi-finals where they were finally eliminated by Werder Bremen after extra time. [1] However the club's league form were poor, and Feichtenbeiner was fired in March 2000 having only gained 21 points from 24 matches and left the club in the relegation zone.

Feichtenbeiner later coached several Regionalliga Süd teams (SV Darmstadt 98, Rot-Weiß Erfurt, Sportfreunde Siegen) before coaching in Malaysia for MPPJ FC in 2005, saving them from relegation to Malaysia Premier League. [2] [3] After being fired by MPPJ FC in early August 2006 while the club were leading the Malaysia Super League, [4] [5] he was reappointed as head coach of SC Pfullendorf in late 2006.

He also held the post of sporting director at Energie Cottbus in 2009-2010, and was the head coach of Bintang Medan FC of Indonesia in 2010-2011.

Feichtenbeiner worked as sporting director of SV Wehen Wiesbaden, where he joined in late December 2012, [6] until his dismissal at the end of 2014-15 season. [7]

He was appointed as head coach of Germany under-15 national football team in 2016. [8] That team became the Under-16 and then the Under-17 squad as the players aged.

In December 2019, he was appointed by Selangor FA as Technical Director for two-year contract. He is also responsible to coach their reserve team, Selangor II. [9]

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  2. S. SIVABALAN (11 May 2005). "German touch lifts MPPJ". The Star Online. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  3. S. SIVABALAN (11 July 2005). "MPPJ survive, Feichtenbeiner keeps his job". The Star Online. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. Eric Samuel (26 January 2006). "Feichtenbeiner relieved of duties as coach of leaders MPPJ". The Star Online. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  5. "MPPJ fined and banned for pulling out of Super League". The Star Online. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  7. Achim Dreis (13 May 2015). "Personal-Roulette in der dritten Liga" [Personnel change in the third division] (in German). FAZ.de. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  8. "Feichtenbeiner: "Länderspielwochen sind nicht zu ersetzen"" [Feichtenbeiner: "International Match Weeks can not be replaced"] (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  9. "Michael Feichtenbeiner: An Important Piece in the FA Selangor Transformation Puzzle". Selangor FA.de. Retrieved 26 December 2019.