At the bottom of the league’s nine consecutive losses in its first UCL…Union Berlin Breaks Up With Director Urs Fischer
“The club has agreed with coach Fischer to go their separate ways,” the club announced on its official website on Friday. The decision was made after a face-to-face meeting with Chairman Dirk Zingler.” Along with Fischer, head coach Markus Hoffmann will also leave the club, with Marco Grothe taking over as interim coach.토토사이트
The man who made Union Berlin what it is today is leaving. Fischer joined the team ahead of the 2018-2019 season. Under his leadership, he took the team from the second division to the German Bundesliga in just one season.
The team continued to improve in the Bundesliga. In the 2019-2020 season, he guided Union Berlin to an 11th-place finish, and the following season they finished seventh in the league, qualifying for the UEFA Europa Conference.
It was a steady upward trajectory until last season. Under Fischer, the team became increasingly organized, finishing fifth in the league and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League in the 2021-2022 season. And last season, after a breakout start to the season, they qualified for their first ever UEFA Champions League (UCL).
But the mythology ended there. After comfortably winning their first two Bundesliga games this season, the club went on a downward spiral, going winless in 14 official matches (1 draw, 13 losses). In the league, a nine-game winless streak has left them bottom of the table, and in the UCL, they failed to qualify for the round of 16 despite drawing with Napoli.
The fans had a lot of faith in Fischer. Even during the team’s losing streak, they have been vocal in their support of Fischer and his players. They have a lot of faith in a coach who took a team that could have been released from the professional league just 15 years ago to the glory of the UCL.
However, Fisher has chosen to say goodbye. “The last few weeks have been very difficult. We’ve put in a lot of hard work and it hasn’t paid off. I am very grateful for the trust I have always felt here. Nevertheless, it feels right to make a change now. Sometimes different people and ways help a team move forward,” he said, explaining his reasons for leaving the team.