Even the committed performance in the 0:2 against Salzburg could not save his position! Ried trainer Christian Heinle has been relieved of his duties. One point from the first three spring rounds was probably not enough in the end.
In addition, the Innviertler are currently in last place in the Bundesliga and have not won since mid-October. In 19 games, only three wins were achieved. In the end not enough for Christian Heinle, who has a point average of 0.74 this season. Christian Heinle took over in April 2022 for the equally unlucky Robert Ibertsberger and led the team to the cup final and saved them from relegation.
“Football is about results at the end of the day and we didn’t deliver as we wanted. I’m pleased that some players have become Bundesliga players under my responsibility, and also that we’re in the semi-finals of the cup. I’ve always given everything for SVR. I wish the team the very best,” said Christian Heinle.
No agreement with ex-coach from 1860 Munich
However, the successor will not be ex-1860 coach Michael Köllner, as rumored – despite negotiations, agreement should not have been reached on this point. Instead of Heinle, the previous 1b coach, Maximilian Senft, takes over. At Maximilian Senft’s request, Gerhard Schweitzer will also support the coaching team with his expertise with immediate effect. Senft will already lead the training this afternoon.
“We have repeatedly discussed and analyzed the entire development of the team over the past few months. Unfortunately, we were still unable to deliver any decisive positive results in the spring. We didn’t take this decision lightly, but staying up in the league is a big goal for the season that is very important for our club.”
Ried sports director Thomas Reicheltshammer
“He’s the right man”
SVR Sports Director Wolfgang Fiala explains: “We would like to sincerely thank Christian Heinle for his dedicated work for SV Guntamatic Ried. With his successes with the Young Vikings, Maximilian Senft has impressively demonstrated that he can deliver results and develop players. He also gained experience in the relegation battle with Barnsley in England and mastered it successfully. The way he works also fully convinced us that he is the right man in the current situation.”
“Now it takes all the people who are passionate about SV Guntamatic Ried to join forces. As a team, we have a responsibility and we will live up to it,” says the new SVR head coach Maximilian Senft.