|Playing position |
Name Marc Arnold
0000–1991 Stuttgarter Kickers
Height 1.69 m
1991–1992 Stuttgarter Kickers
|Date of birth (1970-09-19) 19 September 1970 (age 45)|
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Similar People Torsten Lieberknecht, Emil Berggreen, Maximilian Arnold
Marc Arnold (born 19 September 1970 in Johannesburg) is a retired German-South African footballer who spent his entire professional career in Germany. Since his retirement as a player, he has worked as director of football at Hessen Kassel (from 2007 until 2008) and Eintracht Braunschweig (since 2008).
Arnold began his playing career at Stuttgarter Kickers and Freiburger FC, and played for SSV Ulm 1846 between 1993 and 1994. He then joined Borussia Dortmund for the 1994–95 season. After winning the German championship with Dortmund, making nine league appearances during the campaign, Arnold left for Hertha BSC. After two seasons in the 2. Bundesliga the team won promotion to the Bundesliga, there Arnold made 26 appearances and scored two goals during the 1997–1998 season. After the season, he left for Karlsruher SC, he also played for LR Ahlen until 2003 and for Eintracht Braunschweig between 2003 and 2005.
In 1998, Arnold was considered as a possible member of the South African squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but didn't make the final team.
After retiring as a player in 2007, Arnold went into management. During the 2007–08 season, he worked as athletic director at Hessen Kassel, the club where he had ended his playing career at the end of the previous season. For the 2008–09 season, Arnold was named athletic director at then 3. Liga club Eintracht Braunschweig, which was in serious financial difficulties at the time. Under Arnold and manager Torsten Lieberknecht, the club managed to both greatly reduce its debts and improve on the field at the same time, while signing mostly talented players from the lower divisions on free transfers. During Arnold's tenure on the job, Braunschweig achieved promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2011, and to the Bundesliga in 2013.