Winfried Schäfer partly criticized the transfer policy of his ex-club Karlsruher SC clearly. “Unfortunately, even in Karlsruhe, there has been no patient or economic sense for many years. It starts with the composition of the squad,” said the 70-year-old on Thursday in an interview with “spox.com” and “goal.com”.
“Back then we raised a lot of our own plants, our main sponsor was the youngsters. Today, transfers are sometimes made that I can only shake my head with.” Schaefer had trained today’s second division soccer team from 1986 to 1998.
At that time, he coached other players such as Oliver Kahn or Mehmet Scholl, who were poached by FC Bayern Munich. “Deutsche Bahn once thanked us because Uli Hoeneß came to Karlsruhe with his trainer so often to woo our players,” said Schäfer.