Markus Anfang and Florian Junge step down with immediate effect

Markus Anfang and Florian Junge have stepped down from their posts (photo: WERDER.DE).
First Team
Saturday, 20.11.2021 / 10:38

SV Werder Bremen head coach Markus Anfang and assistant coach Florian Junge stepped down from their posts at the club with immediate effect on Saturday morning. The reason for the decision is the public prosecutors’ investigations into the two coaches and the ensuing unrest surrounding the club.

“Because of the extreme stress caused to the club, the team, my family and myself, I have decided to immediately step down from my role as head coach of Werder Bremen. I requested that the club management dissolve my contract, a request they have granted. I wish Werder all the success in the world both for today’s game against Schalke and for the future,” explained Markus Anfang.

Florian Junge also commented on his departure: “I deeply regret that my time at Werder Bremen has already come to an end. I felt incredibly settled here and genuinely wish the team and everyone else at the club only the best.”

Baumann: “They have taken responsibility”

“With this step, Markus and Florian have taken responsibility and aim to end the unrest that has surrounded the club in the last days. We respect their decision and will now begin the search for a new head coach,” said Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann.

Assistant coach Danjiel Zenkovic will head up the Green-Whites’ coaching team in the dugout for Saturday night’s game against FC Schalke 04. “We informed the coaching staff and the team about the new situation this morning ahead of training. We have complete faith that Danjiel will be able to successfully prepare them for tonight’s game,” said Baumann. U19s head coach Christian Brand will step in as Zenkovic’s assistant coach for the match.

Due to the preparations for tonight’s meeting with FC Schalke 04, the Werder Bremen management will not be available for further comment until the match.

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