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Cologne (AP) - Markus Gisdol will initially remain the coach of the Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln, which is in danger of relegation.

"Yes, Markus will sit on the bench against Mainz," said FC sports director Horst Heldt on Sunday.

But Gisdol did not get a job guarantee until the end of the season.

"We are convinced that it makes sense to think from week to week," said Heldt.

There are always many criteria that lead to a decision.

The decisive factor was the team's performance in the unfortunate 0: 1 (0: 0) against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The players would have implemented the coach's plan.

“You are still facing the situation.

You follow the trainer, »said Heldt.

There is no need to “change something”.

After the defeat in Wolfsburg, Cologne are still on the relegation rank with seven game days.

Next Sunday, the Rhinelander will face their direct competitor FSV Mainz 05.

The performance against Wolfsburg was very committed, said Heldt.

“If we play like this against Mainz, we will win.

But that's how we have to play. "

The duel with Mainz is "extremely important".

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