Investigations into vaccination document: Werder coach beginning resigns

As of: 20.11.2021 11:17 a.m.

Werder coach Markus Anfang has resigned as a coach for the second division team with immediate effect. At the beginning, assistant coach Florian Junge will also leave the club.

At SV Werder Bremen, head coach Markus Anfang and assistant coach Florian Junge resigned from their offices with immediate effect on Saturday morning (November 20th, 2021). The reason for the decision are public prosecutor’s investigations against both coaches and the resulting unrest in and around the club. The club announced.

“Due to the now extremely stressful situation for the club, the team, my family and myself, I have decided that I will end my job as Werder Bremen’s head coach with immediate effect. I therefore have the people responsible for the immediate termination of my contract I wish Werder against Schalke today and maximum success in the future, “said Markus Anfang on the club’s website.

Criminal complaint from the Bremen health department

An investigation by the Bremen public prosecutor’s office towards the beginning on suspicion of using a forged vaccination document had largely pushed the second division duel between the Hanseatic League against relegated Schalke 04 on Saturday (8:30 p.m.) into the background. As was already confirmed on Friday, there is a criminal complaint from the Bremen health department against the 47-year-old, it could be related to the positive corona test at Werder professional Marco Friedl. Officials at the time identified possible contact persons for the Austrian.

“With their step, Markus and Florian are taking responsibility and are helping to put an end to the unrest that has arisen around the club and the team in the last few days. We respect their decision and are now looking for a new one Make head coach, “said Frank Baumann, football manager at Werder Bremen, on Saturday morning.

Against FC Schalke 04, co-trainer Danjiel Zenkovic and the other coaching team will look after the green-whites from the sidelines in the evening. U19 head coach Christian Brand will step in as assistant coach and support Danjiel Zenkovic.

Contradiction of the trainer

Already on Thursday, the club’s management had made the suspicion about the beginning public. The coach had a detailed say in an official press release: “Just like every other double-vaccinated citizen, I received both of my vaccinations in an official vaccination center and received the appropriate stickers in the yellow vaccination certificate. I then had it digitized in the pharmacy and naturally assumed that everything would be in order. “


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