Only nine days after his release in Cologne Achim Beierlorzer coach at Mainz 05. And already in his first game he writes Bundesliga history.
"Surely this is a curious situation in football: A week ago I was still a coach in Cologne, now I will be presented in Mainz as a head coach," summarizes Beierlorzer the events of the last two weeks together. The 51-year-old has only needed nine days to find a new employer where he now has the chance to discredit all critics.
After four defeats in series, including the embarrassing cup-off against regional league Saarbrucken, drew the 1st FC Cologne the ripcord. After the last-minute loss to Hoffenheim (1: 2), the coach was dismissed along with CEO Armin Veh.
Bundesliga novelty and point change
At the weekend Beierlorzer can already prove that the last bankruptcy is not just due to him. Reason for this: The upcoming opponent of the Mainz is just the TSG Hoffenheim. With his debut on the sideline, he makes a curious novelty. Never before has a dismissed coach played a new job over the course of the match against the team that provided for the sacking of the coach.
He can also look forward to a game that has recently caused him a stomachache. Only three weeks ago Beierlorzer cashed with the Effzeh a bitter 1: 3 bankruptcy against his new employer. Only because of this game he stands with the Mainz now in front of his former club.
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