Markus Weinzierl – “lame duck” in the low-altitude flight


The relegation candidates in the Bundesliga from the spot. Especially at VfB Stuttgart, the Situation is difficult, as coach Markus Weinzierl has no future at the club, says Andreas Sten-Ziemons.

Who could watch the game VfB Stuttgart against Bayer Leverkusen, as VfB President Wolfgang Dietrich suffered on the honorary grandstand with his club, the had to Worry. As became increasingly clear that the VfB would probably lose this game, lowered Dietrich his head and rubbed his trembling, all over your body, again and again violently across the face. A despair gesture, I saw him for the first Time. During a home game against a relegation rival 1. FC Nürnberg a week ago, the VfB President had suffered in a similar way.

Stuttgart was against the plant does not self, a lot worse, even had the one or other Chance, nevertheless it was enough for the Team of coach Markus Weinzierl, again, not for a victory, not even for a point. In the last fourteen games of the VfB had the privilege of cheering on three points: After the 5:1 win against the bottom club Hannover 96, a Team that – with all due respect – should now be really not to scale.

Bad balance, no future

Andreas Sten-Ziemons

The balance of Weinzierl, who took over the coaching reins after the seventh round of Tayfun Korkut, looks dark: Four wins, two draws and 14 defeats have been recorded. The VfB is not climbed under Weinzierl from rank 18 to rank 16, a claim to fame for the Trainer.

You must, therefore, be no great Prophet to predict that the 44-Year-old will not be in the upcoming season will be coach at VfB Stuttgart. And that is just the Problem: In politics, one speaks for the President, while in office, but not to a re-election fight, or after a lost election on their replacement have to wait, as a “lame duck”. Such a “lame duck” is now Weinzierl. A that is for weeks in low level flight, crash landing is not excluded.

It is not that Weinzierl reached his players and you can set it so that everyone is ready to give all on the pitch. Apart from the repeated poor performance, also speaks of the spit-attack of Santiago Ascacibar against Bayer’s Kai Havertz. The nerves are blank. Weinzierl but you can’t manage to calm her down.

Again change of coach is very likely

The VfB Stuttgart has made in the past weeks and days actually the Soft in the direction of a better future: With Thomas Hitzlsperger, there is an ambitious sports Board, since last Thursday, a new sports Director is Sven Mislintat. The former Scout of Borussia Dortmund had a lot of offers, but decided for the VfB. However, not to get a lap of honour in the 2. To turn the League.

The environment is top notch, with only the weak results of Weinzierl and his Team interfere with the desired and targeted development. You want to not leave the fate of his club is really in the hands of the Trainer, which is clearly not in a position to escape the relegation zone?

That he will not be next season, there is probably a foregone conclusion. But it is also a Chance that Markus Weinzierl has witnessed the end of the season, as VfB Coach – it is very low.