At the German Bundesliga club FC Augsburg, coach Markus Weinzierl surprisingly said goodbye to the club. Since then, the Fuggerstadt team have been looking for a coach and have found what they were looking for in Gerhard Struber, among others.
As sports1 reported that the ambitious club also “informed” the 45-year-old Austrian. Last summer 2021, investor Daniel Blitzer, who holds shares in Premier League club Crystal Palace, the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team and the New Jersey Devils from the NHL, joined Augsburg.
The interest in Struber from Germany is not new, after the Europa League glory hours with the WAC in the Europa League 19/20 (4-0 against Gladbach, 2-2 against AS Roma), Struber had offers from Germany, as he revealed later.
Struber’s contract with the New York Red Bulls runs until 2023. The Carinthian is currently in the middle of his second season and is in fifth place with the “Bulls” in the Eastern Conference – just one point behind leaders Montreal, Ercan-Kara-Klub Orlando City and Philly.
Another Weinzierl heir is considered to be Enrico Maaßen. The 38-year-old is currently training Borussia Dortmund’s second team.