The 1st FC Cologne out and about!
Before the game, the active fans in the south curve, the management with Armin Veh (58) and Alexander Wehrle (44) on the grain, after the game it came even doller: The club announced that the sports director had dissolved his contract. Frank Aehlig (51) takes over his duties until a successor is found.
That says Armin Veh
Veh explains: "Of course I would have liked to finish my job at FC until the end. But in our current situation, in which 1. FC Köln has to make important decisions for the future too, in my view it is logical that we end the cooperation in the short term. At Frank Aehlig, the sporting management is in good hands. "
And President Werner Wolf (63) says: "We could have imagined a longer-term collaboration with Armin Veh very well, because his prudent and competent nature has done the FC very well. We got to know him as a cornered partner who communicates openly and honestly and stands by his word. "
Enough! And his last FC game will not forget Veh so quickly. Even before it really started, the game had its first eye-catcher – in the south curve.
Fans of 1. FC Köln take on CEOs
The active fan scene took after the turbulent last few weeks now the management on the grain – not only Veh, but also CFO Alexander Wehrle (44).
Quite creatively, the fans had used the "spaghetti scene" from the Walt Disney classic "Susi and Strolch" as a template for their choreography "Alex and Armin". There were plenty of points of criticism: Whether squad-compilation, modeste obligation, the China adventure, the airlock discussion around the stadium, the Geißbockheim expansion, which threatens to fail, to the impending 15-million-euro minus this season. Cliques, the entrapment of talent and the wearing of coaches causes displeasure among the supporters.
Fans of 1. FC Köln: "We are fed up!"
In addition, there was the "blackmail" this week – at least Veh had refused to dismiss coach Achim Beierlorzer (58) and thus gives the coach a reprieve. The rumors that Wehrle had threatened to resign, had denied board and management. Nevertheless, the fans chanted loudly at the kick-off: "We are fed up."
With a smile, Wehrle and Veh read through the criticisms and were at least outwardly no annoyance noted.
Armin Veh and Alexander Wehrle show no reaction at Cordoba's goal
With Cordoba's opening goal, the tension was then noticeable: no joy, petrified expressions in both.
Finally, they already knew what the club later sent by press release: The immediate termination of the contract. "I really enjoyed working for FC and have experienced a lot of positive things in my time here. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the current FC board for Werner Wolf as well as to the old board, "veh said.
Armin Veh made the climb with 1. FC Köln
President Werner Wolf: "Armin Veh has had the courage to take on his role at FC in a difficult situation. He has achieved the set goals, among other things by the re-emergence in 2019 with the FC. "
The important decisions will now have to hit Wolf.
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