Almost ten months after his dismissal as coach of FC Augsburg, Martin Schmidt (53) is back on the Bundesliga stage!
According to “Bild”, the Valais will be part of a large castling at FSV Mainz 05. After four years of absence, Christian Heidel (57) will be the strong man in the club again, serving as the new board member.
He should not only bring a new trainer with him, but also an old companion: Schmidt! He was still a Mainz coach when Heidel left in 2016 – now he is to become sports director in Rhineland-Palatinate.
Lichte will probably be released
According to «Bild», Schmidt, who most recently worked as a TV expert after his other coaching positions in Wolfsburg and Augsburg, recently applied as head of sports in Mainz. Now it works!
Somebody else has to make room for that: Coach Jan-Moritz Lichte (40) should be released today, Monday. It is still open who will be his successor.
Another gap closes: After the resignation of sports director Rouven Schröder (45), two real Mainz connoisseurs jump into the breach. Heidel still enjoys cult status in the city. And Schmidt, who was once a coach for five years with the reserves and two years with the professionals, also knows exactly what to expect at FSV. (mpe)