At 71 years old, Otto Rehhagel became the oldest man to coach at the FIFA World Cup™ when he led Greece at South Africa 2010.

The veteran German broke the record which had been held by Italian Cesare Maldini, who was 70 when he took charge of Paraguay at Korea/Japan 2002.

As for the youngest World Cup coach, that honour belongs to Argentina’s Juan Jose Tramutola. He was just 27 years old - younger than many of his players - when he managed La Albiceleste in the inaugural edition in 1930.