The wavering Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln go the day after the bitter last-minute knockout at 1: 2 (1: 0) against 1899 Hoffenheim the cleanup on.
After the premature termination of the contract with sporting director Armin Veh is now to be found on the future of football teacher Achim Beierlorzer. This is indicated by the short-term cancellation of the actually scheduled for today training. Instead, discussions should be held with all participants.
"We now have to evaluate whether we need to make a change on the coaching position, and I need to hear what players and coaches say, feel and think," said Frank Aehlig. The former head of the licensing area will take over the sporting direction with immediate effect as the successor to Veh.
After the talks, he wants to make a "recommendation for action" and discuss this with the management board, the management and the responsible committees. "We will come to a decision, not at some point, but swiftly, we should not pull that off – no matter what decision we make," commented Aehlig.
He was particularly confident that he would still be on international time Cologne coaching bank sits, acted only obligated in the summer Beierlorzer. Finally, the tenuous record with eight defeats in eleven games does not speak for him. "Now the club has to make a decision whether to continue with coach Achim Beierlorzer or to press the reset button and get a new coach, I stand for that decision, it's my responsibility, we have only seven points, that's too little, "said Beierlorzer.
Córdoba's lead does not reach the FC in the end
In addition, the football teacher in Veh loses one of his allegedly last supporters in the club. The sports director, who had announced his exit from the contract in the summer of 2020 at the end of October, now stops with immediate effect. That makes sense, so that his successor can influence the possible search for a coach. "In our current situation, in which the 1. FC Köln must make important decisions for the future, it is consistent in my view that we end the cooperation in the short term," said Veh.
Even the passable Appearance of his team should not protect Beierlorzer from being thrown out. After the tour through Jhon Córdoba (34th), the people of Cologne seemed on course. And even after the equalizer by Sargis Adamyan (48th), they continued to fiercely resist. But the penalty of Jürgen Locadia (90. + 8 minutes) after controversial video evidence decision sealed the late knockout. "That really hurts. It's very bitter at the moment which neckbeats the team has to deal with," complained Beierlorzer. "We have often played with top teams at eye level this season, but we have not been rewarded."