Berlin, Replaced Coach
Union Berlin, a German professional football team that replaced its head coach due to poor performance, has started to “change the atmosphere” by recruiting a female head coach for the first time in Bundesliga history.
The Berlin club announced on its website on the 15th that it has separated from Urs Fischer (57), who has led the team since July 2018, and appointed Marco Grote (51), who led the U-19 team, as its interim head coach.
Ahead of the 2018-2019 season, Fisher took over as the head coach of Berlin and showed his ability to move the team from the second division to the first division in one season.
Berlin ranked fourth in the Bundesliga last season under Fisher’s leadership, and won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) finals for the first time since its foundation.
Berlin seemed to be on a roll with its opening two consecutive wins in the Bundesliga this season, but has since fallen to the bottom with nine consecutive losses.
On top of that, Berlin decided to break up with Fisher after failing to advance to the round of 16 after losing one draw and three losses in the UCL group stage.
Berlin eventually announced that they had chosen Grote as interim head coach, along with Fisher’s replacement.
What is notable here is that Berlin has chosen Marie-Luis Eta (32) as its head coach to assist Grote, the interim head coach.
This is the first time in the history of the German Bundesliga that a female head coach has been appointed.
Eta has been working with Grote as a coaching staff in the U-19 team, and when Grote took over as the interim head coach of the first team, he became the head coach.
Etta, who has played for the German women’s national team by age, is a former midfielder who played 177 games (30 goals) in the German women’s professional soccer stage.
She served as a coach for the Berlin U-19 team since this year after serving as a coach for the German U-15, U-17 and U-19 women’s national teams. 스포츠토토