Ingolstadt releases coach Schubert

André Schubert is no longer the coach of FC Ingolstadt. Photo: Armin Weigel / dpa (Image: dpa)
(Photo: Armin Weigel / dpa)

Ingolstadt – André Schubert is no longer the coach of the second division soccer club FC Ingolstadt. Only about two months after his commitment, the bottom of the table released the 50-year-old with immediate effect, as the club announced.

His successor is Rüdiger Rehm, who is supposed to prepare the team for the home game against Hannover 96. The FCI is reacting to the sporting crisis of the last few weeks.

“We made this decision after a detailed analysis of the current situation,” said sports director Dietmar Beiersdorfer according to the announcement on the separation from Schubert. Together with Schubert, assistant coach Asif Saric was also relieved of his duties. With the 43-year-old Rehm the “right man for this key position” has been found, said Beiersdorfer according to a later announcement.

Rehm «will provide important impulses in the short term»

“It will provide important impulses in the short term, but also conceptually stands for medium and long-term development of the team,” added the sports director. “For us, both factors are very important because we have to deal with different scenarios. Expressly and above all, the full focus is now on gaining a sense of achievement in order to still be able to achieve the goal of ‘staying in the league’. ”

Schubert had only succeeded Roberto Pätzold at the end of September. Since then, he has not managed to win with the Ingolstadt team, instead there have been five defeats and three draws. After 16 match days, the FCI is lagging behind in the last place in the table. Rehm last worked for SV Wehen-Wiesbaden from February 2017 to October 2021.

After a total of 18 failures due to coronavirus or injuries, the personnel situation has now eased somewhat. “Several symptom-free professionals were able to test their way out of the quarantine at home in accordance with the legal guidelines, so that a large part of the squad was already back on the field together,” said the Upper Bavaria.

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