Head coach decision: Kohfeldt gets his chance

Florian Kohfeldt will remain Werder's head coach in the coming weeks (photo: nordphoto).
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Friday, 10.11.2017 // 17:39 Uhr

Florian Kohfeldt will remain as the head coach of SV Werder Bremen. Sporting director Frank Baumann confirmed that on Friday. “We are convinced that Florian should be given the chance to continue his work until at least the winter break. He has earned the opportunity because since he has come in, he has confirmed our positive opinion of him and his coaching methods.”

This decision gives Kohfeldt the time to put his stamp on the team. “Florian was the benchmark in terms of our search for a new head coach. In our discussions, we were more convinced by him than any of the other candidates. Now it is all about fully focusing on the rest of the games before the winter break. We’re confident that Florian Kohfeldt can get us out of the relegation zone,” Frank Baumann said. He came to the decision together with the other directors and after a vote with the board of directors.

Florian Kohfeldt, who took his first training session on 31st October and who will continue to have Tim Borowski and Thomas Horsch as his assistant coaches, is happy with the news- “Despite the hard situation we are in, it is a big chance for me and for all the players. SV Werder Bremen have a squad which is better than their current position in the table shows them to be and we all need to prove that on the pitch. That is our goal. I am happy with the trust that has been shown in me and I will put my heart and soul into the job.”