Tamas Pudog has served as Mainz’s monitor so far, but after his appointment, Sandro Schwartz will surely follow his former teammate in Berlin.
|Tamas Pudog knows German football well, and it is no coincidence that his former teammate Sandro Schwartz also offered him a place in Hertha’s professional staff (Photo: Istvan Meder)|
The names of two Hungarian professionals also appeared in the spotlight in Germany’s football news on Thursday. Zsolt Lőw, who is currently working as Chelsea’s second coach, has been harassed by Schalké, who is returning to the Bundesliga after a year-long absence from the rinkr24.de portal, while German press reports show that Tamás Bódog, is currently working as a player monitor. In Main, he can be trained by Hertha.
For the last specialist, according to information from Germany, the switch is certain.
On Thursday, the Berlin club announced on its official website that Sandro Schwartz became the technical director of the association, a 43-year-old specialist who signed for two years. The new coach was Mainz coach from 2017 to 2019, and Dynamo came from Berlin to Berlin. He has worked with the Russian national team since October 2020 and resigned on Sunday after the failure of the Russian Cup final. He previously worked as a player for Mainz, and between 2001 and 2004 was a teammate of Tamás Bódog.
According to press reports, he appeared in the photo at the Berlin club weeks ago, but while Dynamo Moscow was preparing for the Russian Cup final, they were embarrassed to make sure that no details about the negotiations were leaked. Sandro Schwartz was already thinking about creating his new team at the same time as the Berlin show, so he also called Tamas Pudog. The Hungarian specialist is well versed in the field, having previously worked as a second coach at Maine and RB Leipzig, and has had plenty of time to rethink the offer that was included in the final weeks of next season. After fighting to stay, it became official that Felix Magath, who jumped for the season, was leaving, so a deal was struck with Sandro Schwartz.
In addition to his old acquaintances, Hertha’s offer from Tamás Bódog was also attractive because he could have worked for a bigger club than Mainz – notwithstanding the disappointing performances of the Blues and Whites last season – and the position of the second coach is more important than his player observers. It appears that Mainz was also a partner in the change, but it is not yet known how long the contract of the Hungarian specialist at Hertha will last.
The new staff could hardly expect an easy season, as the club had “used up” three coaches in the previous season. Started under Pál Dárdai, released at the end of November, then Tayfun Korkut sat on the bench, followed by Felix Magath with a mandate until the end of the tournament in March – now a new chapter could begin.
Zsolt Lőw, who won the Champions League with the London club in 2021, knows the Bundesliga well, was a player in Cottbus, Rostock, Hoffenheim and Mainz, and worked as an assistant coach at RB Leipzig before following Thomas Tuchel in the Bundesliga. Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea. According to ruhr24.de, he is not the only candidate on the Gelsenkirchen bench, Daniel Farke, who previously coached Norwich City in England and Krasnodar in Russia, and SC Freiburg’s second-team coach, Thomas Strahm, is also in the picture.. It started spreading on social media and among supporters so it is safe to deal with any potential involvement.