Robert Schwan was a German football manager.
Schwan joined FC Bayern in 1962 as an honorary Spielausschuss chairman. In 1964 he became the first full-time manager in German football and at the same time a personal manager of Franz Beckenbauer . This personal conflict of interests led Beckenbauer to Cosmos New York in 1977 to Schwan's dismissal as Bayern manager. He was followed by Walter Fembeck . Schwan later became a member of the Supervisory Board of Hertha BSC .
With its innovations, Schwan played a decisive role in the rise of Bavaria Munich to the European top. His most famous sentence was "I know only two sensible people: Robert Schwan in the morning and Robert Schwan in the afternoon."