INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

FC Union Berlin manager pens new long-term contract

Urs Fischer

FC Union Berlin has continued to trust head coach Urs Fischer. Fischer has wholly transformed the side. According to a statement on the club website, Urs Fischer, the head coach, and Markus Hoffmann, the co-coach, have extended their contracts with Union Berlin. The arrangement of the Swiss coach was set to expire at the conclusion of the current season. When breaking the news, FC Union Berlin president Dirk Zingler stated;

“Urs Fischer is an excellent coach who, together with the entire coaching team. He has led us into the most successful sporting phase in our club’s history.”

“There was never any question of not continuing our successful cooperation for any of us. I am very pleased that Urs Fischer and Markus Hoffmann will remain Unioners in the coming years.”

The coach also expressed his desire and happiness to continue in the club,

“What we have been able to experience together over the last few years is incredible. I find it hard to put it into words. I think we can still achieve a lot on this journey together. I’m looking forward to being part of the club’s continued development.”

FC Union Berlin continues their impressive start to the new season

After taking over as manager of Union in the summer of 2018, Fischer, 56, guided the east Berliners to their first promotion to the Bundesliga after that season. They easily maintained their position in 11th place in 2019–20 before making it to Europe and finishing the following year in seventh. Union finished sixth the previous season, earning a spot in the UEFA Europa League group stage and advancing to the DFB Cup semifinals.

The performances they have displayed this season are why everyone is starting to notice them. They currently sit on top of the Bundesliga table. With 20 points from nine league games, they are ahead of some substantial German giants in Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. They are a serious contender for the Champions League spots.

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