Bremen (AP) - Florian Kohfeldt remains coach of Werder Bremen despite the sporting downturn and seven defeats in a row.

The Bundesliga club announced this on Monday evening after two-day consultations.

The 38-year-old will sit on the Bremer bench in the DFB Cup semi-final against RB Leipzig on Friday.

“We see Florian and the team responsible for showing a clear reaction in the cup against Leipzig on Friday and for turning the trend around with a view to the last Bundesliga games,” said sports director Frank Baumann.

As in the previous season, the Hanseatic League fully relied on Kohfeldt in the relegation battle.

In the 2019/20 season, the coach had led the green-whites to stay in relegation against 1. FC Heidenheim.


The main reasons for the decision were "Florian's qualities as a coach, his will to tackle the task, and the absolutely intact relationship between Florian, the team and the entire staff," Baumann explained in a message.

The managing director had already made the team responsible on Sunday and blamed the players for the poor performance at 1: 3 at Union Berlin on Saturday.

Nevertheless, it initially looked like a separation from Kohfeldt, as the Werder bosses could not bring themselves to a commitment to their popular coach for a long time.

As an interim coach, there was speculation about Werder legend Thomas Schaaf.

But now Kohfeldt should continue to take responsibility and keep Bremen from relegation again.

As tables-14.

Werder is only one point ahead of 1. FC Köln in relegation position 16. Hertha BSC is penultimate with four points behind but still has three catch-up games to play and could thus overtake Bremen in the table.


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