Update bon Bonner relieved coach Markus von Ahlen of his duties. In the meantime, he has already signed with an opponent in the league. Sporting director Daniel Zielkin must lead the team to stay in shape.
Just four days before the finals to stay at Rot-Weiss Ahlen and at home against Rot-Weiss-Oberhausen, regional football club Bonner SC has released head coach Markus von Ahlen. “Obviously a difficult decision,” explained BSC Sports Director Daniel Zilken, who will now prepare the team for the final two games of the season along with coaching staff Marcel Njing, Florian Mager and Gordon Addai. “But we wanted to prevent any cabin whispering,” Zilken said.
News from the weekend of Ahlen’s move to Fortuna Cologne for the upcoming regional league season has caused outrage and “astonished officials” since last Saturday, according to BSC Network’s official press release. On Tuesday evening, Cologne’s Fortuna officially announced that von Ahlen has already signed for the current fifth place in the table.
“The introduction of our favorite Marcus von Ahlen as the new coach shows that we are on the right track,” Fortuna Managing Director Benjamin Bruns wrote in a press release from Cologne. Von Ahlen was also quoted there. “I’m really looking forward to the new assignment, the whole team at Fortuna and the atmosphere at Südstadion.”
Upcoming mission games
He informed his former team of the exemption on Tuesday noon. “It was clear to the team that this was not business as usual,” said Dirk Mazurkevic, Chairman of the BSC Board of Directors. “We have talked since Sunday about how to classify the events surrounding our coach and how we want to move forward,” added the FC Barcelona president. “We finally made the decision on Tuesday to act.”
Despite Ahlen’s signing, sporting director Zillken confirmed that the club owed a lot to his former coach ahead of BSC’s most important matches since promotion in 2016. “He has put the team back on track and brought life back to him since taking over in early January. Zillken emphasized that the club comes first. Not the coach, not the players.
After a 1-1 draw against SV Lipstadt last Saturday, Bonn has to win its remaining two games at Ahlen and at home against Oberhausen, hoping to undo the competition from Stralin, Lipstadt and Aachen, whose remaining program is supposed to be easier. The gap in the savings bank in the table is currently two points.
There is still hope for BSC
After a free Wednesday, Zillken will be in charge of preparing the team for the match at Ahlen from Thursday. “Now there are no more excuses,” Zilken said. “Everyone in the team knows what the two games are. Now we have to rule out the last percentage in order to continue to stay in the league.”
In any case, the head of the fourth division team in Bonn has not given up hope yet. “We showed we can win two games in a row. It can still be one or two competitors to falter,” Mazurkiewicz said.
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