Lotte (dpa) – Imke Wübbenhorst is no longer a trainer for Sportfreunde Lotte. As the Western Regional League announced, the partnership, which was originally supposed to last until 2022, was ended with immediate effect.
The third from the bottom of the table responded to the sport’s continued decline with just three wins from 19 games. “It cannot and must not continue as before. Every player must go straight to the head”, said club chairman Sven Westerhus. Until further notice, former assistant coach Andy Steinmann (35) is the new head coach.
Wübbenhorst took over the office in April 2020. Before that, she was the first coach in senior men’s football for the fifth division club Cloppenburg. In Lotte she was the second woman after Inka Grings (SV Straelen) to take over a regional competition team. “Besides being athletic, it’s also a very difficult emotional decision for us,” said licensed player manager Daniel Körber in commenting on the divorce from the 32-year-old footballer.
Wübbenhorst made no secret of their disappointment: “I have nothing to blame myself for and have worked day and night to make sure that the development of the team, which has been clearly visible recently, is also reflected in points. I would like to talk about the further circumstances of my time at Lotte at the moment, no comment, “she told the” Reviersport “.