Ex-Barca boss Lattek dies

Former Barcelona Coach Udo Lattek has died after losing his battle with ill health, aged 80.

The legendary trainer, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year and suffered two strokes, passed away in a nursing home on Wednesday.

Lattek collected 14 major honours in a managerial career which spanned three decades, most notably becoming the first Coach to win all three European competitions.

He coached the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Koln, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich, lifting eight German titles with the latter two clubs in the 1970s and 1980s.

However, he is best known to Spanish audiences for his spell in charge of the Catalans between 1981 and 1983, winning the now-defunct Cup Winners’ Cup in his first season.

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