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According to EXPRESS.de information, Dirk Lottner could become the new coach of the Würzburger Kickers. The long-time professional of 1. FC Köln confirms contact with the third division club.
Cologne. Will Dirk Lottner (49) save the Würzburger Kickers? EXPRESS.de learned: The former captain of 1. FC Köln is a candidate for the coaching position at the third division!
On Monday (October 4, 2021), Würzburg’s head coach Torsten Ziegner (43) is outside the door and is now looking for a successor. With seven points from eleven games, the relegated second division made a blatant false start and is currently penultimate – level on points with bottom Havelse. So the direct crash in the regional league threatens.
Dirk Lottner: Contact to Würzburger Kickers
Or is it now full Lotte from the cellar? EXPRESS looks for the Ex-FC-Pro. Lottner confirms: “I don’t want to deny that there was contact with Würzburg. But I don’t want to say more about this at the moment. “
After three and a half years in Saarbrücken, the Cologne native took over Energie Cottbus in September 2020, but only stood on the sidelines nine times due to corona. Despite a strong record (five wins, only one defeat) parted ways again in April.
The reason given by the regional league team: “In view of the special challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to our club, the sporting opportunities and goals between our club and head coach Dirk Lottner, as discussed at the beginning of his activity, are no longer Congruent. “
Lottner’s contract was terminated on June 30th, so he is available for a new task. “Of course I’m available at the moment and follow current football,” said the former free-kick specialist.
Dirk Lottner praises Steffen Baumgart’s 1. FC Cologne
Lotte played 174 competitive games for FC, scoring 57 times. It goes without saying that he still has an eye on the billy goats: “The development is absolutely gratifying, a different kind of football is being played than the one we were used to last time.”
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Lottner swarms after the top start Steffen Baumgart (49) literally: “The boys have more freedom to act intuitively and to swarm, it’s no longer just about working against the ball – and that benefits the players.”
Whether in Würzburg or at another club: Before Lotte returns to the coaching bench, he still enjoys the time at home with his family. And also tried his hand at the side of event organizer Jürgen “Blacky” Schwarz as part of an event on Lake Wörthersee at the Cologne evening: “That was fun, but of course I’ll remain a football coach.”