Did you feel your first professional coach station, as a wild Ride? Rescue from relegation in the previous season, this season down to 17th and then up again to the rise of fight, including a failed contract negotiations.
It was definitely never boring 16 months. I've got an even better awareness of how things are in the professional area, can develop and especially how fast paced it is. It was a tremendously great experience to me as a head coach at this level to prove. Me with all the positive and negative events and the mechanisms to deal.
How can you make your own further development?
What I have written on the flags, is to remain always open. Only the one who opens, can the things on the eyes which bring a more. I have also learned from the players a lot. For example, to better assess who brings, when, how, with his qualities to the team. What a player, one feels like a long time, and you will not hold, even if you are good in the game.
How much you have to be the alpha animal in this Job?
With the term I cannot relate to. I don't define myself in that I attach value to the players, sir. It is important to present yourself as the personality is good and authentic. To act as if it's going well, and otherwise in bad phases. You work with people – never forget it. The Human is always with me in the first place. I think this way of dealing by us in the coaching team knew how to appreciate the players.F+ Newsletter
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How difficult was it to meet as the successor to the defensive-oriented Dirk Schuster the job, fresher and more aggressive football at the Böllenfalltor to anchor?
the Fans celebrated when you won the home match against Heidenheim, sometimes every Pass in the own series with Olé-Call, of course, was very beautiful. This reflects our development to be more possession football. But I do Compare me with is always hard. The is no justice. And the time with Dirk Schuster here was an outstanding success story. For him a major challenge was to follow.
The road to flüssigerem and torgefähr more game was far, when one remembers the many joyless first half of the season games.
We wanted to give the team after previously many goals for a defensive stability that it has a reliable Basis on which you may rely. And on the other, then a change in the structure and variability inside. We wanted to faster come into possession of the ball, and then more activity, and when we have him. To achieve this, the us was always clear, requires time. To have as a coach the a, but you have to go along the way with the team. The successful second round showed the players that it was right, this path with us.
Was the key moment of the season in December, when they changed the formation in its entirety to be at the front pushed and thus, the statics to a more Offensive?
It is considered to recognize is the Trainer of the signs of the times, when the team is ready for the next step. We had given him early, it could again cause goals against. He would be too late, we would have had probably even longer difficulties to create chances to score. It was crucial that the team has felt with the time on our way. That was the key to success.Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 21:20