Defeats hurt – but those against WSG Tirol can be job-threatening for coaches: within a year, four had to resign. Klose is firmly in the saddle for Saturday’s opponent Altach.
“It’s not our fault that many clubs are still proclaiming mandatory wins against WSG Tirol!” What cost four of Thomas Silberberger’s colleagues their jobs last Bundesliga season: Andreas Heraf (Ried), who never returned to the coaching bench : 2: 4 at Tivoli on September 25th, 2021 Robert Ibertsberger (Ried): 2: 3 in Ried on April 16th, 2022 Andreas Wieland from the current runners-up LASK: 0: 4 at Tivoli on April 26th, 2022 Kurt Russ, a buddy from FC Tirol Times, from Hartberg: 0: 1 in Hartberg on March 7th, 2022 Coincidence or not? Rather no, because Wattens is a clear underdog in the red-white-red upper house and is traded every year as one of the top candidates for relegation. Pressure is everywhere It is obvious that the pledge of loyalty cannot be kept everywhere, as in Wattens – Silberberger would have probably even “survived” the supposed relegation in 2020 (Mattersburg bankruptcy). “But we’re also under pressure,” admits the black-green nine-year coach, “like on Saturday. We only have three points more “For his Saturday counterpart, Miroslav Klose, the situation at the bottom is a little more uncomfortable: Altach only has four points on the account, mainly thanks to many first halves with a scary factor. The fact that the German’s words are heard becomes apparent after the break – often too lateNevertheless: Klose is currently firmly in the saddle with the Altachers, and the man with a fighter’s nature will not throw in the towel on his own. Part five in the statistics is very unlikely – although never ruled out in the football business