Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Norwegian coach makes unwanted German football history

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 3 Aug 2009

89 Views

Norwegian Jorn Andersen became the first ever Bundesliga coach to be sacked prior to the beginning of the season when newly-promoted Mainz let him go on Monday.

The 46-year-old had guided Mainz back to the top tier last season but club president Harald Strutz said that they differed over club policy.

“We evaluated the situation, discussed it internally and explained in frank terms to Jorn Andersen what the philosophy of the club was,” said Strutz.

“At the end of these discussions, we concluded that what our vision was and his was not compatible.”

Andersen’s replacement is Thomas Tuchel, who had been in charge of the Under-19 side, as Mainz – who went out of the German Cup on Friday beaten 2-1 by fourth division side Lubeck – prepare for their first match of the league season against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This field is required *

Join the conversation!

or Register

Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top