This week, lots of coaches switching jobs for next season and Augsburg appointing Markus Weinzierl with immediate effect.
Markus Weinzierl returns to Augsburg
Augsburg parted ways with Heiko Herrlich, after the lackluster performance against Cologne (2-3). Augsburg is in a precarious position on the league table, and to remain in the top flight after ten years is vital for the club.
Markus Weinzierl is the new coach of Augsburg. Interestingly, it is his second time. Under his first stint with Augsburg between 2012 and 2016, Weinzierl took Augsburg to great heights. They even played in Europe league.
“In the detailed analysis, we concluded we had to change the coaching position. We then held extensive and very good talks with Markus Weinzierl over the weekend. We concluded Markus is absolutely the right coach for the current situation and that he has an enormous desire to work for FC Augsburg again,” said Stefan Reuter, managing director of sports at FCA.
There is an element of nostalgia in Weinzierl’s appointment. He is in familiar territory, and hungry to be on the sidelines after a long hiatus. It may or may not be the ingredients for success.
“I have experienced four super years here, we have overcome many crises and celebrated many successes. I made a mistake when I left back then. I know I disappointed many fans. Sometimes you only realize what you have when it’s no longer there.” Weinzierl said to reassure Augsburg fans of his commitment.
Weinzierl’s contract is until June 30th, 2022. He will improvise on an ad hoc basis for the remaining matches this season. The first litmus test is against Stuttgart on the 7th of May.
Julian Nagelsmann to join Bayern next season
After so many speculations about Nagelsmann’s next job, we had clarity this week. Nagelsmann to join Bayern next season.
Nagelsmann has proven to be an astute coach through the years and destined for greatness.
In SZ, the article gives some insights about Nagelsmann’s trajectory. Starting from his humble beginning with TSV 1860. He is a native of Landsberg in Bayern and identifies with his roots.
Nagelsmann still holds the record as the youngest Bundesliga coach in history at age 28 when he coached Hoffenheim.
Jesse Marsch will join Leipzig next season
Leipzig has a new coach next season with Jesse Marsch in charge.
Marsch will guide the team in the typical RB fashion.