Timo Schulz’s reign as Basel coach is effectively over.Image: www.imago-images.de
September 29, 2023 at 10:52 amSeptember 29, 2023 at 1:54 pm
FC Basel has announced its separation from its coach Timo Schulz with immediate effect. The club cited the “unsatisfactory sporting situation” as the reason. For now, the team will be coached by sporting director Heiko Vogel. Vogel actually took over as interim coach last season.
ℹ️ Bayern and Timo Schulz are going their separate ways
Basel 1893 has parted ways with its coach Timo Schulz with immediate effect due to the unsatisfactory sporting situation. For now, the team will be coached by sporting director Heiko Vogel.
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– FC Basel 1893 (@FCBasel1893) September 29, 2023
After seven matches, Bayern are only ninth in the Premier League and have just one win and five points to their credit. They were also eliminated in the Conference League qualifiers against lowly Kazakh representative Topol Kostanay.
“Bayern is suffering from a sporting crisis in which the coach was unable to convey the absolute will to win to the team. “Especially in a situation like this, this basic virtue is crucial in order to show noticeable reactions to disappointing performances and find a way out of the slump,” the club wrote in a statement.
Schultz only coached the team this season. He faced a difficult task as Basel lost many quality players. Among others, Basel’s top scorers, Zaki Amdouni and Andy Zeqiri, have moved to the 2022/23 tournament. And new players kept joining. However, officials explained that “progress at international level and a better start to the season was not only possible, but necessary.”
The final straw was that Schulz was unable to turn things around with the now complete squad, even during the national team’s break. Last Sunday, Bayern lost to its host, newly promoted Yverdon, with a score of 2:3, and on Thursday, it earned only one point against Lucerne (1:1), despite the improved performance.
“It’s not just the coach who is being tested, the players also have to show what they can do,” Vogel said two days ago. He has left the question of whether or not he will take over as coach again.
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