Bundesliga: Coach search at 1. FC Cologne: "The process is running"


The search for a coach at Bundesliga club 1. FC KOln continues. Also on Friday he will still hold talks with candidates, said interim sports chief Frank Aehlig.

"We want to have a solution by Monday. The next few days will show if we can implement that, "said Aehlig, responsible for the search for a 0-0 Bundesliga penultimate in a friendly against the Dutch first division side PEC Zwolle. "The process is running. We are on schedule, we set ourselves up, "said Aehlig.

The FC had separated a week ago after the 1: 2 against 1899 Hoffenheim by sports director Armin Veh and coach Achim Beierlorzer. For both the Cologne are now looking for a successor. But the new sports director chooses the FC board. Aehlig stressed once again that not necessarily a new sports director must be selected in front of a new coach.

According to media report the former Berlin Pal Dardai as coach and the former FC professional Horst Heldt as head of sports to the closest candidate circle. However, both would have to clarify their current contractual situation with Hertha BSC and Hannover 96. Dardai should actually work in the Hertha youth area after a break. Heldt was released in the spring of the Bundesliga relegated Hannover 96, but there is still a contract until 2021.

Alternatives are Markus Weinzierl as coach and Erik Stoffelshaus and Thomas Eichin as manager. Stoffelshaus was active until the end of 2018 as a sports director at Lokomotiv Moscow. The former professional Eichin worked last as sports director for Werder Bremen and then for 1860 Munich. Currently, the father-in-law of German national ice hockey captain Moritz Muller sits on the board of the ice hockey club KOlner Haie.

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