Wolfgang Luisser

Technical Director

  • Date Joined: 6th July 2021
I am a forward-thinking, innovative and highly ambitious UEFA Pro License qualified Coach who has accumulated a wealth of experience and achievements through coaching positions at elite level in Austria, Germany and England.

As a proactive professional I possess a proven track record in player development and I am proficient in designing technical coaching programs which can be utilised at all levels within a club to enhance this process.

I possess a proven capacity to lead across all areas of training; first team and Academy level, talent identification, player recruitment and analysis to enhance the development and support the progression of players.

I utilize analysis processes to further the development of players through the use of video analysis, I am adept at producing clips and footage to strengthen this process through the implementation of sport science methods to creating training plans.

Key Managers worked Under:

I have worked under some of the most esteemed and respected managers within the game who have helped to shape my coaching methods and philosophy, including:

• Adi Hütter: Eintracht Frankfurt
• Thomas Letsch: Vitesse Arnheim
• Dietmar Kühbauer: Rapid Vienna
• Gerhard Struber: Red Bull New York
• Oliver Glasner: VfL Wolfsburg, completed the UEFA Pro Licence together

Player Development:

• Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt)
• Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig)
• Philipp Lienhart (SC Freiburg)
• Michael Gregoritsch (FC Augsburg)
• Florian Grillitsch, Christoph Baumgartner (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
• Hannes Wolf (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
• Valentino Lazaro (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
• Xaver Schlager (VfL Wolfsburg)
• Marco Friedl (SV Werder Bremen)
• Sasa Kalajdzic (VfB Stuttgart)
• Alessandro Schöpf (Schalke 04)


“The two years we worked together at SV Grödig were very valuable to me. Wolfgang brought me to a higher level with his football knowledge, he not only challenged me to be a better Head Coach but also a better person. These two incredibly successful years were also the first steps in my coaching career in the right direction. Our technical discussions helped me and I benefitted from them. I am certain Wolfgang will have a very successful coaching career.” - Adi Hütter: Head Coach, Eintracht Frankfurt
Wolfgang Luisser


  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    Pro Licence

  • University Salzburg: Certificate International Sports Management

    University Salzburg
    Certificate International Sports Management

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

Career History

  • Barnsley FC

    Barnsley FC
    Assistant Manager
    2020 – 2020

  • SCR Altach

    SCR Altach
    Assistant Coach
    2018 – 2019

  • FC Erzgebirge Aue

    FC Erzgebirge Aue
    Assistant Coach
    2017 – 2017

  • Austrian FA

    Austrian FA
    Women’s Soccer Academy Technical Director
    2016 – 2017

  • WAC

    Video Analyst
    2014 – 2015

  • Austrian FA

    Austrian FA
    Men’s U21 Assistant Coach
    2013 – 2019

  • SV Grödig

    SV Grödig
    Assistant Coach
    2012 – 2014

  • SV Grödig

    SV Grödig
    Second Team Head Coach
    2011 – 2012

  • Red Bull Salzburg

    Red Bull Salzburg
    U16 Head Coach
    2010 – 2011

  • Red Bull Salzburg

    Red Bull Salzburg
    U15 Head Coach
    2009 – 2010

  • Red Bull Salzburg

    Red Bull Salzburg
    U17 Assistant Coach
    2008 – 2009

  • Grazer AK

    Grazer AK
    U19 Head Coach
    2007 – 2008

  • Grazer AK

    Grazer AK
    U19 Assistant Coach
    2004 – 2007

Key Achievements

  • Barnsley FC: Assisted and supported the First Team Manager to devise, design and deliver structured coaching sessions to implement a new playing style for the first team squad competing in the EFL Championship
  • SCR Altach: Assisted and supported the Head Coach and multidisciplinary coaching staff in the planning, preparation and delivery of coaching sessions for first team squad competing in the Austrian Bundesliga
  • FC Erzgebirge Aue: With the Head Coach prepared and implemented coaching sessions for first team squad competing in German 2. Bundesliga
  • SV Grödig: 2012/13 Austrian Football Second League champions
  • SV Grödig: 2013/14 finished in third place in the Austrian Bundesliga to qualify for the UEFA Europa League
  • Austrian FA: As the Academy Director led the U17 and U19 Women’s squads qualified for their respective UEFA European Championship Finals
  • Austrian FA: As a Head Coach won the School World Cup in Prague in 2017
  • Austrian FA: Qualified and participated for the UEFA U21 European Championship Finals in Italy in 2019
  • Red Bull Salzburg: 2010/11 U16 Austrian Championship champions
  • Red Bull Salzburg: 2009/10 U15 Austrian Championship champions
  • Grazer AK: Oversaw the implementation of age-appropriate coaching sessions for the U19 squad in line with the club’s philosophy and coaching methodology to contribute to the player development processes
  • WAC: Finished in third position in the Austrian Bundesliga and qualified for the UEFA Europa League
  • Coaching case studies include: Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04, FC Basel and SK Sturm Graz

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