Association Of German Football Teachers Pleads For More Patience For Coaches
The Association of German Football Teachers (BDFL) "has pleaded for more patience for Bundesliga coaches" in wake of the firing of Hoffenheim coach Marco Kurz after only 15 weeks, according to the DPA. BDFL President Lutz Hangartner said, "He simply had no chance to deliver skilled work in such a short period. To build a philosophy and form a team needs time." He added: "We have no sympathy for this hire-and-fire concept. A coach is no faith healer. In about 80 percent of the time, the firing of a coach hasn't had a positive effect." Hangartner emphasized that "clubs have to review ahead of hiring a new coach if the candidate fits the team and the club." It could prevent a lot of anger and failure (DPA, 4/2).