Record-breaking 1. FC Nürnberg relies on a new coach for his mission. The traditional Franconian club denies Interimscoach Boris Schommers the promotion to the boss and separates at the end of the season from the 40-year-olds.
Sport Board Robert Palikuca had reportedly Schommers in a personal conversation a follow-up contract in the club assured. «Unfortunately, Boris has decided against this option because he has linked his future at the club with the position of head coach,» said Palikuca.
After the leave of absence of Michael Köllner on 12 February Schommers had risen from assistant to interim coach. The Rhinelander could indeed stabilize the climber, but the point yield was far from enough for the desired rescue. Since the 0: 4 on Saturday on the penultimate round against Borussia Mönchengladbach is the "club" as a relegated from the Bundesliga – for the ninth time.
"I said that I would like to be available to 1. FC Nürnberg and would like to continue working with this team. Everything else is in the decision of the Board of Sport », Schommers had emphasized. Palikuca, in turn, had said it was time to clarify the coaching question this week. The away game on Saturday at SC Freiburg (15.30 clock) is in any case the last appearance of Schommers as head coach.
«We are very grateful to Boris Schommers for the work done. In a difficult phase he declared himself willing to help the club and for the last third of the season gave the team a stability that made their contribution to leaving the Bundesliga with their heads held high, "summed up Supervisory Board Chairman Thomas Grethlein.
The Nürnberger plan after "intensive analysis of the current season" on the head coach position differently. According to media reports, Sport Director Palikuca should favor the Austrian Damir Canadi as the new boss. The 49-year-old has worked successfully in the past two seasons with a manageable budget at the Greek first division Atromitos Athens.
In addition, as sports director Peter Hermann traded. The 67-year-old is currently assistant coach at Bayern Munich. However, Hermann has worked in Nuremberg before: In the 2008/09 season he was co-coach under Michael Oenning.
From the current coaching team, the two assistant coaches Marek Mintal and Fabian Adelmann will leave. Mintal will take over the responsibility for the U21 team in the Regionalliga Bayern in the coming season. Adelmann starts with the U19 team direct attack on the re-emergence in the A-junior Bundesliga. This goal is also pursued by the professionals. After the 0: 4 against Mönchengladbach fans of the team handed over to Captain Hanno Behrens jerseys with the order for the season 2019/20: "Mission Wiederaufstieg."