Power struggle in Augsburg: Reuter under pressure as a winner

First Markus Weinzierl informed the team his decision not to have any discussions about an extension of the contract. Then he inaugurated the TV viewers. The insurmountable differences between the two also revealed that Stefan Reuter also learned about the withdrawal of his coach on Saturday afternoon. The coach lacked appreciation – he was tired of the fact that Reuter had fixed the talks about an extension of the contract to the time after the end of the season. Weinzierl’s withdrawal is therefore only consistent.

Both no longer found each other in the second term of the coach. The driving force in the back of the Niederbayer in April a year ago was different anyway: Klaus Hofmann. The mighty president and string puller of Investor GmbH only announced his resignation on Friday, justified it with “health problems”. But the time raises questions. It had been bubbling behind the scenes for a long time. The bang was already threatened in autumn of last year. According to Hofmann information, Hofmann only decided at the last moment against an initially planned exemption from Reuter.

Resilient Glauben - Dr. Christian Hofreiter
The cooled relationship of the two thaws no longer properly built up until the end. In the past few weeks, this has become increasingly clear.

A common future for the trio could no longer exist at FC Augsburg. It was no longer between Reuter and Weinzierl, it was no longer possible between Reuter and Hofmann. But the managing director did not have to pack the suitcases in the end, the other two took their hat.

unhappy is still glossy

Reuter now seems to sit firmly in the saddle again. Who could still be dangerous for him now? The leadership vacuum would be perfect when it was exempt. Together with CFO Michael Ströll, with whom a close relationship of trust connects him, Reuter will now plan the restart – and have to find a new trainer. But the 55-year-old is massively under pressure to succeed.

The 1990 world champion has been leaving his hand for some time. Numerous of his decisions in the area of squad planning and on the coaching post are described as an unfortunate. The FCA cannot actually afford further season planning at this level – this could end with relegation in the coming year. The fact that the club escaped it again in the eleventh year of the Bundesliga was once again due to the even weaker competition.


VFB Stuttgart – FC Augsburg 3: 2: Dream free kick as a turning point! Dramatic VfB

Swabia-duel won, leaving the relegation ranks: The VFB Stuttgart has landed a Big Point with the spectacular 3: 2 against FC Augsburg.

The comeback kings of VFB Stuttgart picked up their well-deserved applause under deafening jubilant. Powered by a good 55,000 fans, the Swabia managed a huge, spectacular 3: 2 (1: 2) victory against the direct counterparty FC Augsburg. For the first time since January, VfB left the relegation places – and the outgoing CEO Thomas Hitzlsperger got the desired “super-horny day” to say goodbye.

“The game speaks for themselves,” said VFB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo at SKY: “As the boys come back, Mega is. And the fans here – that’s a great experience.”

Stuttgart with huge win in relegation battle | Stuttgart - Augsburg 3-2 | All Goals | MD27 – BuLi

The game started from Stuttgart’s point of view catastrophic. After six minutes, Andre Hahn brought the FCA with a beautiful volley shot. Waldemar Anton (44.) met for the meantime compensation, marriage in direct countermart Michael Gregoritsch (45.) succeeded. But Omar Marmoush (79.) with a dream free kick and Tiago Tomas (85th) cared for party mood in the Rural – as already spectacular 3: 2 against Borussia Mönchengladbach two weeks ago.

VFB Stuttgart turns game again late

The Stuttgarter overtook the Augsburger as Table-14. – The team of ex-VFB coach Markus Weinzierl, however, has discharged a game less.

“It’s a catastrophe to give the game out of hand,” Augsburg’s Daniel Caligiuri said at SKY: “We played a lot of football after the leadership and made Stuttgart strongly. We might be too scared to make a mistake too ” Weinzierl agreed: “We had too much respect to win the game here.”

Before the kick-off Hitzlsperger was celebrated. “I wish an emotional and super-horny day, we all deserved,” said the former national player.

Hitzlsperger will give his post to Alexander Wehrle at the end of March, from the 55,785 spectators in the arena harvested the 39-year-old Tonend Applause. Due to special permit, the VFB was allowed to count on the full stadium support of his fans for the first time since the Corona Pandemic.


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VFB – FCA: Marmoush meets with perfect free kick

However, it was the Augsburgs who cheered early after the first successful attack. An Iago flank sinked cock untenable in the long corner.

As a result, the Weinzierl-Elf gave up any ambitions in the offensive, the Stuttgart was loudly cheered by their followers a variety of opportunities. But Tiago Tomas with a Schlenzer (23rd), Sasa Kalajdzic (28./31.) And Wataru Endo (42.) did not come to success.

Shortly before the pause then the highly deserved success experience: a free-kick edge of Borna Sosa headed Anton for much rejuvenated compensation. Only a few seconds later, the FCA answered from nothing: Arne Maier served against carelessly defended Stuttgart Gregoritsch ideal, which met completely freestanding to his seventh goal of the season.

After the side change, the Stuttgart squeezed on the compensation, but the densely staggered defensive of the Augsburger made as good as no big chance. A perfectly stepped free kick from Marmoush brought the stadium to quake. The increase was followed yet.

VFB Stuttgart – FC Augsburg: The votes

Pellegrino Matarazzo (coach VFB Stuttgart): “One has seen that the team lives, we wanted to do that, and we deserved the game. Emotions, passion, cohesion, that’s important in football. That was very emotional 3: 2. The fans were unbelievably supportive and a factor why we could turn the game. “

Markus Weinzierl (coach FC Augsburg): “A bitter defeat. On the whole, we played a little football after the guides. The opponent was simply dominant and thus the standards have come about. We have come to little relief at the front get. The balls were too fast, we could not free ourselves and the pressure was getting bigger. “

VFB Stuttgart – FC Augsburg: The listings

Stuttgart: Florian Müller – Stenzel, Mavropanos, Anton, Sosa – Karazor (77th Tibidi) – Endo (64th Mangala), Female – Tiago Tomas, Kalajdzic, Marmoush (89. Förster). – Trainer: Matarazzo

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Augsburg: Gikiewicz – Gouweleeuw (64. Uduokhai), Oxford, Winther – Caligiuri, Arne Maier (73rd Zeqiri), Gruezo (86th Dorsch), Iago – Hahn, Gregoritsch (73. Lightweight), Vargas (65, Pedersen). – Trainer: Weinzierl