Mainz (dpa) – Mainz’s longtime manager Christian Heidel is helping out in the face of the serious crisis at his ex-club.

“If someone at Mainz 05 thinks they need my advice, why should I refuse? But we don’t need any so-called ‘activity’ on my part,” Heidel, whose return was recently speculated, told the ‘Bild’ newspaper.

Heidel had led and based Rheinhessen in his time as a manager in the Bundesliga from 1992 to 2016. At the moment, the general situation is “not undramatic”, emphasized Heidel, who went to FC Schalke 04 in 2016. “But I have not received any criticism or public tips about Mainz 05 since 2016 and it will remain so,” added the 57-year-old. Mainz started with six defeats in a row, setting the Bundesliga’s negative record.

“Of course I’m glad I haven’t forgotten,” said Heidel, but also stressed: “In a bad phase everything is great when you look in the rearview mirror. Every home game used to be a sold out festival. There were never whistles and whistles. we also felt we had won all the games. We all know we didn’t, and I’m telling people that too. ”

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