Würzburg (AP) – Bernhard Trares will lead the second division FC Würzburger Kickers as the successor to Marco Antwerp’s coach from the crisis. The commitment of the 55-year-old announced the Lower Franks on Monday.
After only five games and recently four losses in a row, the newly promoted Antwerp team said goodbye. He had taken over the office from Michael Schiele after two match days. The Kickers are at the bottom of the table with only one point and lost 4-1 to 1. FC Heidenheim on Friday.
55-year-old Trares coached SV Waldhof Mannheim for the last two and a half years, with whom he was promoted to the third division. In his long professional career, he played 183 Bundesliga and 275 second division games and was once a player under Felix Magath. Magath works as the chief strategist in the soccer division of Kickers’ main sponsor.
Already today, Monday (3 p.m.), Trares will lead the first unit with the new team. The “Mainpost” reported for the first time about the secession of Antwerp, which had signed a contract until 2022 when it registered.