On Sunday, coach Peter Stöger spoke to the management of the relegation-threatened Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln about a possible return to the Rhine via video link.
“It was a very constructive and positive conversation,” said the Austrian express: “We exchanged a lot of sporting things. It was about the squad for the next season and what the coaching team could look like.”
Due to a corona infection at the former Austrian master coach, an originally planned personal meeting in Vienna could not take place. Stöger is currently in quarantine.
FC managing directors Horst Heldt and Alexander Wehrle spoke to the football teacher who had coached FC from 2013 to 2017. He had led the Rhinelander into the Bundesliga and later into the European Cup. The conversation on Sunday should have lasted around an hour.
According to Express, the trio agreed to meet again for the coming week after the first conversation. “We will do a second round,” said Stöger at Sport1. Obviously, an even more intensive and more concrete exchange is about to take place.