Status: 03/06/2022 10:19 AM
The third-tier football club has found SV Meiben as a successor after splitting from coach Rico Schmidt. Stefan Kramer becomes Emsländer’s new head coach. The 55-year-old has a wealth of experience in the third division.
Born in Mainz, he has already coached Armenia Bielefeld, Energy Cottbus, Rot Weiss Erfurt, Kentucky Oerdingen and 1. FC Magdeburg. In a total of 262 games, Kramer stood on the sidelines and scored an average of 1.45 points. Recently, the Belgian first division club Kass Eupen has coached.
“People here in the region have a high level of identification with Emsland and SVM. I want to create a team that offers our fans fair, direct and passionate football.”
With Bielefeld, Kramer was promoted to the second tier of the Bundesliga in 2013 and then did an Armenia tattoo. But after 22 matches in the second division it was over. In 2018, Krämer led Kentucky Uerdingen to the third division with 34 points from twelve games via relegation against Mannheim before being released 21 days into the game despite fourth place in the table.
Kramer wants ‘honest, passionate football’
“Stefan Kramer fits perfectly in our requirements profile with his experience, competence and passion. I am convinced he can inspire the team and the fans,” said Heiner Beckmann, SVM Sports Director. Kramer described SV Meppen as a “completely traditional club” and announced that they wanted to form a team that “provides our fans with fair, direct and passionate football”.