Regionalliga: Offenbacher Kickers fired coach Barletta

On Wednesday the football Regionalliga club coach Angelo Barletta separated. Replaced him as the new head coach of 2. January, Sreto Ristic. The 44-Year-old had

Regionalliga: Offenbacher Kickers fired coach Barletta

On Wednesday the football Regionalliga club coach Angelo Barletta separated. Replaced him as the new head coach of 2. January, Sreto Ristic. The 44-Year-old had in the season 2018/2019 as an assistant coach share on the surprising rise of Chemnitzer FC in the third professional League. In this class Ristic was then for a short time, the interim head coach.

"Sreto is an absolute professional and a personality. He has taught in the past years, in various constellations very often the brain behind the respective head coach, who designed a very detailed tactical strategies and the respective team,“ said Offenbach Director Thomas Sobotzik. He knows Ristic from the common time in Chemnitz. As a professional, Ristic played in the Bundesliga for VfB Stuttgart, further stations of him, Union Berlin, Braunschweig and Grasshoppers Zurich Concord.

New assistant coach in Offenbach instead of Dennis Bochow is the 47-year-old Marijan Kovacevic. In his active time, the native of Hamburg booth at the HSV, Wolfsburg and VfB Stuttgart under contract. As the rise of contenders in the OFC in the southwest group is currently only the fourth – four points behind leaders SC Freiburg II, has played also a game less. After the Re-Start from the Corona-forced break, the Kickers picked up just four points from four Games. The games against Aalen (0:2) and Balingen (0:1) lost both.

"Painful" exemption

In contrast to many other clubs in the Offenbacher had trained in the game to break through. The third FSV Frankfurt on the other hand had sent to his players in November in short-time work. Nevertheless, the bornheimer won games in December, their three-point. The exemption of Barletta was "all very painful, but ultimately it's always just to the OFC. After we came during the internal analysis, the result is that the team for their further development requires a new substance impulse that had to be made the decision now,“ said Sobotzik.

Updated Date: 01 January 2021, 00:20

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