The players strike, the team loses, the coach has to leave: It was seldom in Mainz 05 like this autumn. Jan-Moritz Lichte is now supposed to get the Bundesliga club out of the serious sports crisis as a coach – as an interim or even more.
For Jürgen Klopp, Jan-Moritz Lichte would immediately leave his new place on the bench. “If Kloppo is tired of moving to Liverpool and wants to come, I want to be the first to get his old contract back,” said the new coach of FSV Mainz 05, who not only made the best impression because of this proverb. for weeks on the podium of the Bundesliga soccer team in crisis.
“I think I’m a nice guy,” said Lichte, who presented himself as modest and humble: “I thought early on that I would have achieved a lot if I had been able to make a living from football. . For the past three years, Lichte has earned his living as an assistant coach for the Mainz team. Achim Beierlorzer’s successor, who was dismissed on Monday, does not want to rule out or force whether he is in the focus in the long term.
“I enjoyed being an assistant coach. This is a new situation. Basically, I can imagine the permanent solution. But I am well advised to do everything step by step, ”said the 40-year-old on Friday. (8:30 p.m. in the live ticker on ntv.de) Union Berlin has to pass its first acid test: “Although I have a ten-year contract, I don’t know how long it will last. “”
Szalai and Mainz meet in court
Lichte is certainly right in this assessment. After all, the last few days have shown how hot the sidewalk is in Mainz. After the suspension of striker Adam Szalai, the club fell into more and more chaos. After a professional training strike and the second defeat in the second league game on Saturday against VfB Stuttgart (1: 4), Beierlorzer received his papers. It was clear even before the idea of light that this measure would not bring peace. In the morning it was announced that the club and Szalai will meet again in court. The Mainz labor court has scheduled a hearing for October 8th. Szalai would like to be able to participate in team training again. Licht said the verdict against the Hungarians was valid.
On Wednesday the board would like to comment again on the upheavals in the association. The counted sports director Rouven Schröder made it clear on Tuesday that he wanted to continue. “I have to accept the criticism of myself,” said Schröder. “I am convinced that I can change something with the club. I live the club. Mistakes are part of it, but I won’t give up. “”
Lichte wants to concentrate on his work. Even during the first morning session under his guidance, he kept pacing the square. “I see the task as difficult,” said the coach, who completed his football teacher training in 2011 as the best of the year. “The team can say they are seen as difficult.” I will wear it every day. Measure the work. “”
So far, light has only been measured once in the Bundesliga. When Beierlorzer’s predecessor Sandro Schwarz was excluded from a game almost exactly a year ago, Lichte was responsible for SC Paderborn on October 5th – a 2-1 win for FSV.
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