Felix Magath probably no longer upsets trainers’ leave of absence. The former professional coach of Hamburger SV, 1. FC Nürnberg, VfB Stuttgart, FC Bayern Munich, VfL Wolfsburg, FC Schalke 04, FC Fulham as well as Werder Bremen, Eintracht Frankfurt and Shandong Luneng FC in China often enough of their own Experience body. The former national soccer player was able to take exemptions with the serenity of growing older even with humor.
Now that Magath has not been a “fireman” for emergencies for a long time and no longer works on the sidelines himself, he has to answer the questions that his bosses used to ask after a coach knockout. The 67-year-old has been “Head of Flyeralarm Global Soccer” since the beginning of this year, ie the chief soccer strategist of the main sponsor of the Würzburger Kickers.
And in this role Magath, master coach with VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern, has already been forced to act twice this season at the bottom of the second Bundesliga. A coach only managed 3.5 games on average in 2020/21 with the promoted team: first two games with Michael Schiele, then five games with Marco Antwerp. Now Bernhard Trares should ensure success. There have never been two coach changes after seven match days in the single-track second division since 1981. “You have to know: Michael Schiele was here three years earlier. That is extraordinarily long, “said Magath of the” image “and admitted:” The second choice of coach – yes, it went wrong. “
Before Magath parted with Antwerp, he said something that as a functionary in this often irrational business is probably said in public. “Of course,” Magath replied to the “Main-Post” on Friday evening after the fourth defeat in a row in Heidenheim when asked whether Antwerp could continue to work in peace. After the separation, Magath said on Monday, according to “Main-Post”: “He can continue to work in peace – stop somewhere else. I don’t see a problem. ”You can find such a statement entertaining, but you don’t have to. She is undoubtedly cynical.
Magath has already learned something from his 41-day coach’s leave of absence. He now wants to be there more often. He always wanted to avoid observers thinking that he was controlling the training. “Bernhard Trares is not afraid, he wants me to come,” said Magath.
Magath is now sometimes referred to as a coach bouncer. It’s pretty old school, but Konstanz looks different. Things are not going smoothly when it comes to coaches at the second club from the small Flyeralarm football empire. Shortly after the start of the season, Zvonimir Soldo at the Austrian FC Admira Wacker Mödling decided to leave for private reasons, assistant Patrick Helmes took over temporarily. Now Damir Buric is trying his luck at the bottom.