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Svensson and Union open up talks on coaching position

Written by on May 19, 2024

By Peter Weis@PeterVicey
Germany’s preeminent footballing publication reports that FC Union Berlin have begun exploratory talks with ex Mainz head-coach Bo Svennson over their vacant head-coaching position. 

Kicker Magazine confirms reports also cropping up from Sky today. According to German journalist Jannis Klimburg, Svensson feels ready for a new assignment and considers Union to be a good fit.

One day after they were able to sensationally secure safety on the final match-day of the season, the question as to who will coach 1. FC Union Berlin next year crops up. Germany footballing journalist Jannis Klimburg of Kicker Magazine reports that FCU club management have contacted former Mainz trainer Bo Svensson. Moreover, Klimburg claims, Svensson potentially considers the job a good fit for his career. 

Klimburg also notes that Union President Dirk Zingler isn’t necessarily opposed to the idea of allowing the interim coaching team of Marco Grote, Marie-Louise Eta, and Sebastian Bönig to take over on a permanent basis. Svensson himself had previously been linked with the Union position after Urs Fischer’s sacking last November, yet ruled himself out due to the fact that he was not yet ready to sign on with another club.

After a six-month-break from football, it’s possible that the 44-year-old Dane feels himself ready for a new assignment. Two of Svensson’s Danish compatriots have helped relegation-threatened Bundesliga sides avoid the drop this season. Jess Thorup guided Augsburg to a mid-table finish. Bo Henriksen steered Svensson’s former club away from relegation with an exceptionally strong (and colorful) finish to the season.
 

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