Union Berlin is going into the future with head coach Urs Fischer. On Wednesday afternoon, the Köpenicker announced the extension of the 56-year-old’s contract with the capital club. As usual, the Berliners did not provide any information about the term of the new contract, which was previously valid until 2023. “Urs Fischer is an excellent coach who, together with the entire coaching team, guided our team to rely on Fischer’s services during the sportingly most successful phase of our club’s history. Along with the head coach, his assistant coach Markus Hoffmann will remain with the club.
Fischer was just as convinced of his extension at Union and referred to the sporting successes of the recent past: “What we have been able to experience together in recent years is incredible and hard to describe. As I have often emphasized, I feel very comfortable at Union,” says Fischer: “The daily work together with the team and the entire team, the conditions that the club provides, the human interaction with each other – all of that is very important factors for our success in the past four years I think we can still achieve a lot on our way together and I am happy to continue to be part of the club’s development.”
For the 2018/19 season, Fischer took over the coaching position at the first second division club and led Union to promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season. In 2021, the Berliners qualified for the Conference League, and in the current season they are even taking part in the Europa League. They are currently the team of the hour in the Bundesliga and are the only undefeated club to lead the table.