Matthias Dubach and Michael Wegman
A fantastic season ends for surprise champions FCZ on Sunday with the final game against Lucerne and the ceremonial handover of the trophy. But the bucket game will also be the farewell game for master trainer André Breitenreiter (48) – according to Blick information, the German will leave Zurich again after a year and the title triumph.
The departure is a done deal. As a master and like the rivals Basel and YB, Zurich has to look for a coach.
Everything points to Hoffenheim
According to Blick information, everything indicates that the FCZ coach will soon take over at TSG Hoffenheim, which is looking for a coach after the dismissal of Sebastian Hoeness (40). The “kicker” reported the first talks on Saturday. Now the clues are getting thicker and thicker.
Hoffenheim is a bit of a surprise, as so far coaches from the Red Bull school have been preferred in the Kraichgau. But apparently this unwritten rule has now been softened under club owner and billionaire Dietmar Hopp (82), which clears the way for broad riders.
Hoffenheim is likely to be the fourth Bundesliga stop for Breitenreiter after Schalke, Hanover and Paderborn. And the club meets the framework conditions that the Noch-FCZ coach has in mind: A calm environment and ambitions to play for the European Cup ranks.