On thursday morning, rudi bommer’s successor asked the lausitz professionals to practice on the cottbus training ground and immediately took command in a loud voice. Schmidt demands more communication from his players on the pitch. "Talk to each other," shouted the new head coach after he had set out his basic line in a short speech before training began.
The 37-year-old schmidt signed a contract with FC energie until 2015 just one day after bommers officially left the club. Uwe speidel remains assistant coach. But unlike under bommer, when the co-coach led the practice sessions and the head coach only took corrective action, schmidt clearly took charge on the training pitch.
After overcoming minor injuries, top striker boubacar sanogo and marc andre kruska were able to train with the team again on thursday. Energie, which has slipped to 17th place in the relegation zone after just one win in nine games, will have to play a league game on monday (20.3 p.M.) at FC st. Pauli kick off. The hamburgers parted company with their head coach michael frontzeck on wednesday.