After his return to Bundesliga club FC Augsburg, Markus Weinzierl relies on the “flick factor” and the effect of the change of coach in order to stay in the league. After the dismissal of his predecessor Heiko Herrlich, the 46-year-old coach hopes that his work will be particularly beneficial for his work from joint FCA times with half a dozen players before his debut on May 7 (Friday) at VfB Stuttgart.
“If I already have six who know what makes me tick, they also reach the others who get to know me,” Weinzierl said in an interview with Augsburger Allgemeine (Friday edition) with a view of Andre Hahn, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Alfred Finnbogason, Jan Moravek, Raphael Framberger and Marco Richter.
“They are players who know my game idea and have confidence in it. That is always an advantage. If you dare to make the big comparison: Hansi Flick also knew many players from the national team with whom he became world champion when he was at Bayern Munich the responsibility came. This is incredibly valuable in such a tight timeline as we have now. ” Weinzierl replaced Herrlich in Augsburg on Monday. Three rounds before the end of the season, the FCA is only four points ahead of the relegation rank.
In terms of atmosphere, his commitment had already shown the hoped-for effect, said Weinzierl after the first few days of his second engagement with the Bavarian Swabians: “The mood is not so good when things don’t go well. But now everyone is positive,” said the coach on TV -Channel Sky and described the mood in the AA in more detail: “There is the typical coaching change effect that everything starts from scratch and everyone has to reorient themselves. That alone is worth something.”