Head Coach Markus Babbel
- D.O.B. 8/9/72
- Born Munich, Germany
On 19 May 2018, Marcus Babbel was announced as the Western Sydney Wanderers new head coach for the next three years.
The former German international (51 caps), Bayern Munich and Liverpool defender comes to the club with a rich coaching pedigree following successful spells at FC Luzern in Switzerland and in Germany with Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim and Stuttgart.
A talented footballer, Babbel’s transition into coaching has been a successful one including winning promotion to the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin and qualifying for Champions League football with Stuttgart.
Most recently the head coach of Swiss Super League side FC Luzern, where he coached former Wanderers fan favourite Tomi Juric, Babbel comes to Australia with a good knowledge of Australian players having also previously coached Nikita Rukavytsya in Berlin.