But no Miroslav Klose (yet): coaching chaos at 1. FC Kaiserslautern

But no Miroslav Klose (yet).
Coach chaos at 1. FC Kaiserslautern

1. FC Kaiserslautern actually pulls the tear line and throws coach Marco Antwerpen out immediately before the relegation duels with Dynamo Dresden. There had been wild rumors in the hours leading up to the release. Among other things, to Miroslav Klose.

Coach hammer in the 3rd division: Traditional club 1. FC Kaiserslautern separates a week before the first relegation game against Dynamo Dresden from head coach Marco Antwerpen and his assistant coach Frank Döpper. The successor will be Dirk Schuster, who should be on the bench against the Saxons on May 20th and 24th, as the Palatinate announced. Those responsible for the four-time German champions came to this decision after an intensive analysis of the current situation, it said.

Dirk Schuster should lead the “Red Devils” back into the second division.

(Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/archive image)

Kaiserslautern had improved enormously after a weak start to the season and had their sights set on returning to the second division. But due to the series of defeats, Eintracht Braunschweig overtook them. Schuster is scheduled to lead his first unit at FCK on Wednesday afternoon. Assistant coach Sascha Franz will come to Betzenberg with the 54-year-old. Kaiserslautern did not provide any information about the contract terms of Schuster and Franz. Rumors about the employment of 2014 world champion Miroslav Klose have been settled for the time being.

Antwerp’s adviser Stefan Backs had sharply criticized the club’s management before the dismissal. “If all of that is true, it’s amazing, to say the least, how you deal with a coach who not only saved Lautern from relegation that was believed to be safe, but then also played the most successful third division season in history.” This discussion before the promotion games “doesn’t exactly show professionalism”.

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