300,000 euros should flow as a transfer fee, not including bonus payments. FC Augsburg are happy to pay Borussia Dortmund for their new coach, because the Bundesliga club sees a coach with development potential in Enrico Maaßen.
With the commitment of his preferred candidate Enrico Maaßen, FC Augsburg has arranged the successor to Markus Weinzierl and at the same time filled the last vacant coaching position in the Bundesliga. The FCA managers around manager Stefan Reuter agreed with Borussia Dortmund on a transfer of the 38-year-old, who had looked after the BVB U23s very successfully in the past two seasons.
With Dortmund they had "agreed on the immediate change" from Maassen, said Augsburg. The final contract details will be fixed in writing in the next few days, according to both clubs. The Augsburgers have not yet announced an exact contract period, they have agreed on a "cooperation in the coming years," it said. Maassen is to receive a three-year contract. Before FCA, Borussia Mönchengladbach (Daniel Farke), Hertha BSC (Sandro Schwarz) and newly promoted FC Schalke 04 (Frank Kramer) had filled their vacant head coaching positions one after the other.
"We have followed Enrico Maaßen's development with great interest over the past few years because he is a young coach who is hungry for success and wants to develop himself and those around him. He works very intensively with young players and has proven that he can successfully promote them "Reuters said. In the "extensive and impressive talks", Maassen expressed a clear idea of modern football that suits FCA and our team.
At noon, “an oral agreement” was initially reached between FCA and BVB, and the confirmation came in the evening. According to reports from several media and also according to dpa information, the fee for Maaßen will be 300,000 euros plus possible bonus payments - payable over several years. "I had very good and appreciative talks with those responsible at FCA, which impressed me. That's why I'm happy to have the chance to prove myself and to be able to build something together in the team in Augsburg," said Maassen.
Maassen will start working with the team on June 20th. Then, after the end of vacation, the team around Captain Jeffrey Gouweleeuw will start with performance tests. According to reports, the Augsburg decision-makers around Sport Managing Director Reuter also dealt with the former Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeneß. But the name Maaßen was mentioned again and again from the start.
The 47-year-old Weinzierl announced his farewell live on television shortly after the final whistle on the last day of the Bundesliga match. It was a sensational action, actually after the last game of the season a new contract should be discussed. "For me, it's the right decision not to have any more talks," said Weinzierl after the 2-1 win at home against SpVgg Greuther Fürth on May 14. Weinzierl worked in Augsburg for a second time.