Reis found successor: Lesch coach VfL Bochum

VfL Bochum has a brand new head coach once more: Thomas Lesch is now on the bench on the backside of the league. The 54-year-old has lately made a reputation for himself in Arnhem.

A 3rd Bochum miracle ought to occur: Thomas Lesch is the brand new head coach of VfL.
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The Erzgebirge Aue episode nonetheless haunted him within the public eye, although not as a lot: for six weeks – particularly from 1st July to 14th August 2017 – he sniffed an expert air as coach of the Violette and successor to Domenico Tedesco, then the highly effective (former) President Helge Leonhardt once more withdrew his confidence.

RB soccer and Aue – it did not match

The fashion of play – Lesch comes from the RB faculty and subsequently favors aggressive, run-intensive urgent – is claimed to not have suited the Saxon Second Division aspect’s squad on the time. An absence of outcomes – three video games, three defeats, together with the opening recreation at Heidenheim, which was referred to as off as a consequence of heavy rain, and a cup defeat to 3rd division membership Wiesbaden – did the remainder. As quickly as Lash was there, he was already gone – the farewell was something however silent.

In Bochum, alternatively, they see the 54-year-old from Esslinger as the appropriate man to remain within the combat. Under the desk provides Lesch a contract till June 30, 2024, which can carry him again to Germany and the massive soccer stage.

“Thomas Lesch is our dream resolution for the place of head coach,” explains Patrick Fabian, Sporting Director of VfL Bochum 1848. “He has the mandatory expertise {of professional} soccer and is ready to type a staff with a transparent construction and recreation concepts.” Letsch himself formulated the season’s purpose of surviving the league in no unsure phrases: “We will work very arduous for this. The followers supported the staff exceptionally. And we are going to want this assist.”

VfL CEO Hans-Peter Willis was additionally quoted as saying: “We are delighted that Thomas Letsch has determined to hitch VfL and assist the staff use his technical expertise to remain forward. At the identical time, we need to say. Interim in a troublesome scenario I want to thank Heiko Buscher for taking cost of the staff and having the ability to take it to the primary level of the season.”

Successful with Arnhem

Letsch, who brings with him his assistant coach Jan Fieser, has had a exceptional profession at Vitesse Arnhem since 2020/21. He completed his first season with Vitesse in fourth place, having completed sixth final season. The spotlight of his time at Arnhem was the 2021 Cup closing towards Ajax, during which Vitesse sadly misplaced 2–1 to the Dutch file membership. Break time.

Letsch should now face a 3rd miracle after promotion in 2021 and relegation in 2022, staying within the league once more. After six early Bundesliga defeats, Bochum, beneath interim coach Heiko Butcher, picked up their first level with a 1-1 draw towards 1. FC Köln and went into the worldwide break a bit of extra optimistic.

How is the reunion with Marco Rose going?

RB Leipzig await Bochum on Matchday 8. Letsch is aware of properly how RB soccer works, in spite of everything he labored for Salzburg farm staff FC Liefering from 2015 to 2017. He was denied the possibility to step onto the teaching bench at RB Salzburg in the summertime of 2017 – Marco Rose took his job away as Salzburg youth coach on the time.

Lash’s frustration was accordingly, so he rapidly moved in direction of AU. A humiliating chapter that he’ll quickly be capable to discuss in individual with Rose – the 2 will meet once more for Lesch’s premiership within the Bundesliga.

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