Berlin (dpa) - It was kept secret for four months, now it is official: The Swiss head coach Urs Fischer remains at least one more season an iron. The contract of the promotion coach at the football Bundesliga 1. FC Union Berlin runs until the end of June 2021.
The contract, which originally ended after the current season, has already been extended to the highest league in May. He applies to the first and second league.
The current announcement has nothing to do with the fact that the recent two league games were lost to Bremen (1: 2) and Bayer Leverkusen (0: 2). "I would rather have got the points. It was just the right time, "stressed Fischer.
President Dirk Zingler feels confirmed to have set 2018 on the experienced, but in Germany new coach. Twelve months later, Union was first division. The collaboration with Fischer was "characterized by mutual respect and trust," said the club boss in a Union statement.
The 53-year-old coach sees the extension as appreciation and motivation for his work. "I stated relatively early that it fits somewhere. This attitude has not changed, "Fischer said.
Before Matchday 6, when the Bundesliga freshman - currently with four points in 14th place - receives Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday, Fischer underlined: "It's great fun to pursue ambitious goals here." These goals with the relegation as the most important Task would not have changed with the new contract. Before joining the Eisernen, Fischer had led FC Basel to two Swiss championship titles and a cup victory.
Already during the ascent celebrations, Fischer and the club had agreed to announce the extension of the contract only after the start in the first Bundesliga season of the Union. "It was good conversation. So the whole thing was eaten, "Fischer remarked.
Now only Frankfurt counts. Above all, Union must end the series of red and yellow-red cards. "Three appearances in five games are clearly too much. That's what we've discussed with the team, "said Fischer. It's about "a little more cautious" and about being "smarter" in some situations: "But to say, 'Guys, do not be so aggressive' would be madness." Union would not seek its chance only with rigor and unfairness. "We are definitely not a troop team," said the Swiss head coach.
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