Heiko Butscher to Lead VfL Bochum as Interim Coach for the Remainder of the Season

Bochum. After preferred candidate Peter Stöger turned down VfL, there will be an internal solution in Heiko Butscher by the end of the season.

U19-Trainer Heiko Butcher will take over the relegation-threatened Bundesliga club VfL Bochum until the end of the season. Bild first reported that the 43-year-old, who was born in 2005 VfL After signing his first professional contract as a player, he received the trust of the club’s management. This editorial team can confirm the information. Butscher succeeds Thomas Letsch, who was fired on Monday. There will be a press release about this in the early afternoon, according to current knowledge at 2 p.m.

Butscher had experience as an interim coach at VfL Bochum

Butscher is supposed to save Bochum from relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga. The former central defender had already stepped in as an interim solution in 2018, 2019 and 2022 and achieved one win, one draw and one defeat.

The Revierklub had recently lost five of six games. As table 15. The lead over FSV Mainz 05 in relegation place 16 is still three points.

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Stöger: VfL’s request came at too short notice

Previously, favorite candidate Peter Stöger had officially rejected VfL. “It was interesting, but it was too short notice, so I canceled,” the 57-year-old Austrian explained to Sky. Stöger is currently the sports director at second division club Admira Wacker in his home country.

Ex-national player Stefan Kuntz and ex-Union coach Urs Fischer were also considered candidates.


2024-04-09 05:48:54
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