Uli Forte of Arminia Bielefeld: changed in advance the 14th new coach of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga

Between 1981 and 2022

“Taking into account all the impressions and discussions, we lacked the conviction that we could be successful in the existing constellation,” said Samir Arabi, sporting director of Arminia Bielefeld, of the change of coach after only four matches of the 2nd Bundesliga. Uli Forte, who was brought from Switzerland only in the summer, had to leave. A look at the Transfermarkt database shows that the 48-year-old Italian is not alone in this: firing coaches so early is not a new trend. Since 1981 there have been 14 trainers, including Forte, who exchanged a few weeks after taking office. This was not always due to sporting or technical reasons.

In addition to Arminias Forte: these new coaches have been changed again in advance (1st + 2nd league)

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After the 2nd day of play: Thomas Letsch at Erzgebirge Aue (17/18)

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Stand: 17.8.2022

After the second day: Djuradj Vasic at Wehen Wiesbaden (07/08)

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After the 4th day: Uli Forte in Arminia Bielefeld (22/23)

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After Matchday 4: Jos Luhukay at VfB Stuttgart (16/17)

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After matchday 4: Elmar Wienecke at Schweinfurt 05 (90/91)

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After matchday 5: Helmut Senekowitsch at Eintracht Frankfurt (82/83)

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After the 5th day: Heinz Elzner at 1. FC Nürnberg (81/82)

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After matchday six: André Schubert at Holstein Kiel (19/20)

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After Matchday 6: Hans-Jürgen Boysen at Stuttgarter Kickers (00/01)

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After matchday six: Michael Lorkowski at VfL Osnabrück (00/01)

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After Matchday 6: Tony Woodcock at VfB Leipzig (94/95)

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After matchday six: Jürgen Sundermann at Waldhof Mannheim (93/94)

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After matchday six: Slobodan Cendic at Hannover 96 (89/90)

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After matchday six: Lorenz-Günther Köstner at SC Freiburg (89/90)

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More recently, this was the case with André Schubert and Holstein Kiel after six days of matches and the first round of the 2019/20 cup. The signing of the now 51-year-old turned out to be a misunderstanding for the “storks”: Ole Werner successfully replaced Schubert. Like the Forte after four days of matches, two coaches have been replaced: Elmar Wienecke after four failures in 1990 at Schweinfurt 05 and Jos Luhukay after an unsatisfactory start to the season with two wins in four games at VfB Stuttgart relegated to the Bundesliga in 2016.

At that time, the Dutchman decided to step down on his own, because he did not see the basis for a successful collaboration. Why: According to the football teacher, there was “no uniform line on the part of all those responsible for sport in the composition and management of the sports area and unlimited trust in my work by the managers of the club”. Previously there had been a rift with the then sporting director Jan Schindelmeiser.

Only two league games on the sidelines: “Record” for Letsch and Vasic

After only two days, the coaches had “gone” in 2017 to Erzgebirge Aue and ten years earlier to SV Wehen Wiesbaden. “Veilchen” and Thomas Letsch have lost three official matches, two of them in the league. A part from that, as reported by the “Kurier”, the current coach of Vitesse Arnhem is said to have lost a power struggle with his assistant coach at the time, Robin Lenk, son-in-law of club boss Helge Leonhardt, in terms of playing philosophy. Former coach Djuradj Vasic won 3-2 in the league on Matchday 1 against TSG Hoffenheim. When he was released, the club stated that Vasics had to do with the players, the team of coaches and a lack of understanding of the team.

SC Freiburg are not well known for their numerous manager changes. In August 1989, however, Lorenz-Günther Köstner had to go after six second division games with four wins and the cup round against Union Solingen – average score of 2.14. Or, like Luhukay at VfB, he has decided to resign. The reason is said to have been the atmospheric disturbances with the team.

Rose, Magath & Co .: these German coaches are currently clubless

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Marco Rose – Last club: BVB

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Stand: 17. August 2022

Florian Kohfeldt – Last club: VfL Wolfsburg

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Sebastian Hoeness – Last club: TSG Hoffenheim

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Markus Gisdol – Last club: Lokomotiv Moscow

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Bruno Labbadia – Last club: Hertha BSC

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Markus Weinzierl – Last club: FC Augsburg

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Joachim Loew – Last club: Germany

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Jurgen Klinsmann – Last club: Hertha BSC

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Achim Beierlorzer – Last club: RB Leipzig

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Felix Magath – Last club: Hertha BSC

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Manuel Baum – Last club: Schalke 04

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Heiko Herrlich – Last club: FC Augsburg

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Alexander Nouri – Last club: AO Kavala

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Alexander Zorniger – Last club: Apollon Limassol

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Uwe Neuhaus – last station: Arminia Bielefeld

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Peter Hyballa – Last club: AS Trencin

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Mirko Slomka – Last club: Hannover 96

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Winfried Schaefer – Last club: Al-Khor SC

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Christoph Daum – Last stage: Romania

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Bernd Schuster – Last club: Dalian Professional

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Ernst Middendorp – Last club: Maritzburg United FC

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Jens Keller – Last club: 1.FC Nuremberg

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Maik Walpurgis – Last club: Dynamo Dresden

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Markus Feldhoff – Last club: VfL Osnabruck

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Guerino Capretti – Last club: Dynamo Dresden

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Michael Oenning – Last club: FC Wacker Innsbruck

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Bernhard Trares – Last club: Würzburger Kickers

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Marco Kurz – Last club: Melbourne Victory

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Marco Antwerp – Last club: 1. FC Kaiserslautern

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Tomas Oral – Last club: FC Ingolstadt

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Markus Babbel – Last club: Western Sydney

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Torsten Frings – Last club: SV Meppen

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