US News: FC Cologne: Wehrle sees the need to save

Köln's Captain Hector wants to take momentum

 Köln's Captain Hector wants to take momentum The hot phase before the back-round start has started at the FC, coach Steffen Baumgart has open to a few exceptions free choice with his staff. The castle before the winter break, the Cologne wants to take into the second half. © Imago Images / Herbert Bucco Cologne Captain Jonas Hector became.

The outgoing managing director Alexander Wehrle has admonished the Football Bundesliga 1. FC Cologne to a painful austerity price. "We have to strap the belt for the next few years," said Wehrle in the interview of the "Kölner City-Anzeiger", which was published on Friday night. The 46-year-old will leave the FC already at the latest in April and switch to the league competitor VFB Stuttgart.

Alexander Wehrle, Geschäftsführer des 1. FC Köln. © Rolf Vennenbernd / DPA / archive image Alexander Wehrle, Managing Director of 1. FC Cologne.

Reason for Wehrles forecast is the coronavirus pandemic, through which the FC already lost "85 million euros in sales". "We have to return a state guarantee now, have considerable debt capital and had to prefer future sponsoring revenues," said Wehrle, who also has no understanding of the current Corona measures in North Rhine-Westphalia.

that the Cologne on Saturday against FC Bayern Munich (15.30 clock) again in front of spectators - but only 750 - can play for incomprehension with Wehrle. That's "completely disproportionate". "We have a conclusive, proven hygiene concept for months. Then I want to get rationally explained why it should not be possible to allow at least 15,000 spectators, "said Wehrle. In recent days, some club officials from North Rhine-Westphalia had already expressed themselves.

Baumgart gives to: his boys hang the last time "in the bones" .
also if the 1st FC Cologne has led on Saturday night for a long time with 2: 1 at VfL Bochum, coach Steffen Baumgart with the 2: 2 at the end satisfied. Especially because the tank of his players should be a bit empty. © Imago Images / Revierfoto has two weeks with his Cologne team to replenish force reserves: Steffen Baumgart. Cologne coach shows up with the 2: 2 satisfied Steffen Baumgart once again embodied a typical Steffen Baumgart.

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