No fixed date for Ibrahima Traore’s comeback

Ibrahima Traore

Ibrahima Traore has been out of action for so many games this season. Because he is recovering from a hamstring injury.

Traore was expected to return to playing football in January but has been postponed to an indefinite date. He gave more insights about the injury in an interview with Fohlenpodcast. Continue Reading “No fixed date for Ibrahima Traore’s comeback”

Dieter Hecking criticizes Bas Dost.

Wolfsburg defeated Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga 2-0 with the goals scored by Bas Dost of Wolfsburg.However, the game was over-shadowed by criticism from Wolfsburg coach, Dieter Hecking,against Bas Dost.

Bas Dost was alleged to have been irked over his substitution in the champions league match against ZSKA Moscow during the week. Later, Bas Dost was accused of training without motivation during the week and disturbing team chemistry.

Hecking:”He should think about it,if he thinks it was correct,then he is in a wrong place. When one walks around as if his toys have been taking away from him, it does not work.”

Hecking rotated players in three positions against Hertha.Luiz Gustavo and Ricardo Rodriguez were replaced by Marcel Schäfer and Josuha Guilavogui.While,Nicklas Bendtner, started instead of Dost in 4-1-4-1 system.

The two goals by Dost was a delight to watch.

Bitter for Hertha Berlin over the injury of goal keeper, Kraft, in the first half.

It is too early to access the differences between Hecking and Dost.But, i hope both parties will settle in the interest of the team.

Joern Andersen fired! Who is next ?

Joern Andersen was fired this week as head coach of FSV Mainz 05. The management of FSV Mainz 05 decided to sack Andersen after a dismal performance in the first round of German cup. Mainz lost to fourth division VfB Luebeck 1-2. It was reported that the Norwegian had problems with the team, ranging from communication to hard training methods.

Christian Heidel, the manager of Mainz 05, gave the reasons for his sack in a press release, “we have a clear concept how a coach work with the team and management. Our strengths are team work, proximity to team and internal communication. Our approach did not correspond with Andersen any more because he developed in a different direction.”

A cursory look at Mainz reveal that Joern Andersen could not shake off the stark influence of Jurgen Klopp, the former coach of Mainz. Jurgen Klopp played for Mainz 05 for eleven years and coached the team for seven years. His arsenal is his charm and communication skills. In an interview with the Welt, shortly before his sack, Andersen said he is different from Klopp and he is tougher with the players than the former coach.He place emphasis on discipline and small stuff. Although, Andersen was able to bring back Mainz 05 to the Bundesliga in just one year of his reign, there was dispute with the team in terms of the way forward.

The new coach is the 35 years old Thomas Tuchel. A former coach of Mainz 05 junior team. He is a neophyte in the Bundesliga but he has worked with Ralf Rangnick. His philosophy is based on communication and team work. Do i see a resemblance to Jurgen Klopp ?

Joern Andersen will go down in history as first ever Bundesliga coach to be sacked prior to the beginning of the season. Who might be the next coach to be fired ?

Dieter Hecking of Hannover 96 is speculated to be the next coach whose job is shaky. His team also lost in German cup to fourth division team, Eintracht Trier, 1-3.

The Bundesliga will begin tomorrow. One thing that is constant is coaches will be sacked. The variable is the name of the coach.