The 1. FC nurnberg has ended its coaching project with damir canadi because of the next sporting low point and is relying on its goal "phantom" for the turnaround for the time being.
the former success guarantor marek mintal is supposed to straighten up the traditional soccer club, which crashed to second league position eleven after the 1:3 (0:3) in bochum, at least in the short term. A longer-term commitment of the former Bundesliga top scorer is not planned, however, the 42-year-old slovakian is to return to the U21s. "marek will be an interim solution," sporting director robert palikuca made clear.
although the manager spoke of a "common failure. canadi, who was hired in the summer and was no longer expected to have a successful future, had to leave. "we sat down together after the return from bochum, analyzed the situation self-critically and honestly and came to the joint decision that it is the right step to end the cooperation," said palikuca, who had got the 49-year-old coach in the summer as a desired solution. "we thank damir canadi and his co-trainer erik orie for their commitment to the club and wish them all the best for the future."
The move no longer came as a surprise – nuremberg had slid too deeply into crisis for that. One win in nine recent compulsory games is a devastating fall record for a team that has been promoted to the 1. league wants to return. The gap to the promotion places is nine points, while the relegation zone is now only two points away.
After the defeat in bochum, the players faced the fans in the visitor’s curve and were shouted at by the angry fan singer over a megaphone. the "club" coach had already gone into the catacombs of the ruhrstadion, before that it was time for the viennese "canadi" to go out!"-chants set from the ranks. Canadi himself then sought the crisis talk the next day according to palikuca.
The coach’s ejection seemed unavoidable. after canadi had recently denied reports of a dysfunctional internal climate between him and his players, he said on monday: "in the end, i have to take the responsibility. That’s the way it is in soccer."
The release followed a few hours later. "it was a frank conversation in which we critically evaluated the developments and in the end felt that it was in the interest of the club to give the team a new impetus," canadi was quoted as saying.
Now mintal is to provide a first positive impulse. The ex-professional, celebrated by fans as a legend, is preparing the team together with his U21 co-coach ahmet koc for the upcoming home match against arminia bielefeld on sunday.