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The former Bundesliga coach Heinz Höher is dead. As his former clubs, the 1. FC Nuremberg and the VfL Bochum, announced, he died at the age of 81 years.
"Our sincere sympathy goes out to all relatives and friends," tweeted the second division football club Nuremberg. In addition to Nuremberg and Bochum, MSV Duisburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf also trained higher in the seventies and eighties. Higher was also active in Greece and looked after Ethnikos Piraeus, PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiakos Piraeus. After his station at the Saudi Arabian club al-Ittihad he finished his coaching career.
A return to work failed in 1996, when he wanted to take a new commitment, for health reasons. Higher suffered on the first day as the new coach of VfB Lübeck on the training ground a circulatory collapse and collapsed. His professional comeback was over after a day.