Jupp Derwall, who coached German to European Championship success in 1980 and a runner-up finish at the 1982 World Cup, has died.

Derwall, who was 80, died after a brief illness, the German Football Federation (DFB) said.

“He was an important part of the German success story in the 1970s and 80s,” DFB president Theo Zwanziger said. “His technical expertise was unchallenged.”

Derwall was assistant to the legendary Helmut Schoen for eight years, who led Germany to success at the 1972 European Championships and the 1974 World Cup.

He lost the job in 1984 when Germany failed to advance from the first round at the European Championship in France. His successor was Franz Beckenbauer.

Derwall had a record of 45 wins, 11 losses and 11 defeats as Germany’s coach.

After leaving his post with the German national team he enjoyed a successful spell as coach of Turkish club Galatasaray, winning the Turkish title in 1987.