FC Ingolstadt has found a new head coach two days after the hapless Guerino Capretti was fired. Michael Köllner (53), who was in charge of league rivals 1860 Munich until the end of January, will take over at the Schanzer, which is threatened with relegation.
In addition, the FCI announced the commitment of Ivica Grlic (47) as sports director. The former first division club did not provide any information on the contract terms.
“In Duisburg, Ivica Grlic has recently proven that he can put together and lead a viable, ambitious and sportingly successful squad,” said FCI Managing Director Dietmar Beiersdorfer: “From now on we will focus fully on staying up, for which we are committed well prepared with our new head coach Michael Köllner before we set the course for the next third division season in this new constellation.”
Grlic, who was involved in the search for Capretti’s successor, explained: “It was our clear goal to find the right coach for us in a rapid selection process and to introduce him to the team so that we could immediately focus fully on the sport and the important game on the… To be able to lay at SV Meppen on Sunday.”
FC Ingolstadt recently conceded six defeats in a row, which means that the second division relegated team is only six points away from the relegation zone.