Georg Kessler

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Georg Kessler is a German former football coach.

Kessler was born on September 23, 1932, in Saarbrucken, Germany. He attended coaching school in Cologne, Germany. In 1965, he left Germany for Holland where he coached the National Team from 1966 to 1970. In 1970, he took the helm at Sparta Rotterdam and the following year left Holland for Belgium where he coached Anderlecht.

By 1972, Kessler was back in Holland coaching PEC Zwolle. From 1974 until 1977 he coached Hertha Berlin, moving to Austria - and Wacker Innsbruck - in 1977.

From 1978 until 1982 Kessler was head coach at AZ Alkmaar, moving once again to Belgium - and FC Bruges - from 1982 until 1984.

In 1984, Kessler took over as coach of Olympiakos Piraeus. His single-season career in Greece was a fiasco and he was a happy man when the season ended in 1985.

Kessler resumed coaching in 1986 and had stints with FC Cologne, Royal Anvers, Standard Liege and Fortuna Sittard until his retirement in 1998.