The troubled third division club 1860 Munich has signed the Swiss Maurizio Jacobacci as their new coach. The lions did not provide any information about the contract period for the 60-year-old. Most recently, sports director Günther Gorenzel looked after the team, but was unable to stop the downturn after coach Michael Köllner was fired. Sixty has been five league games without a win.
Jacobacci had applied to the 1966 German champions himself, “because coaching at a traditional German club is a challenge that appeals to me,” he said. In addition to Swiss citizenship, the coach also has Italian citizenship.
The new man brings “the necessary requirement profile” with him, said Gorenzel: “Both as a player in Switzerland’s first division and as a coach, he has experienced many similar situations dealing with high expectations and pressure and can now experience this in the current difficult one Pass the situation on to the team with the necessary empathy.”
Jacobacci, who worked for CS Sfaxien in Tunisia until they split on February 21, won the Swiss championship title as a player with Xamax Neuchatel. He began his coaching career, which he spent mainly in his home country, in 1995. As an assistant, he won two more championships with Grasshopper Zurich, and as a manager, he rose to the ranks with SC Kriens and FC Schaffhausen, among others.