After only winning five points from their first nine matches, Koln have decided to relieve Zvonimir Soldo of his duties as head coach. The defensive-minded manager had his team playing a very deep 4-1-4-1 formation, and his lack of attacking ambition ultimately was the end of him. Koln have dropped into the relegation zone, and that’s been the final nail in the coffin for Soldo. Frank Schaefer, the current U-21 boss at Koln, has takent he reins as caretaker boss.
Soldo’s side were set up to grind results out, but failed to do that. If a side is defending deep and playing on the counter-attack to grind out results away from home, that’s fine, as long as they’re actually getting those results. Unfortunately for Koln, Soldo’s defensive setup wasn’t attractive to watch and they were still getting beaten. What’s the point of playing so defensively if you’re still going to concede and lose games?
Koln will be looking for a complete turnaround from their next manager. Attacking football is what the fans want, and it’s what the board wants. Even Lukas Podolski has spoken out about Koln’s lack of attacking ambition. Losing in style is far less embarrassing than sitting deep and conceding late.
Thomas Doll is being lined up as a possible replacement.
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
- Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
- Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
- Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
- Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
- Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
- Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
- Where to find Orlando Pride vs. Racing Louisville on US TV
- Ronaldo wants to leave Man United – reports
- Kylian Mbappé can shock the world again at World Cup 2022
- What is the best soccer stadium in the world?
- Where to find Santos vs. Flamengo on US TV
- Where to find Fluminense vs. Corinthians on US TV
- Romelu Lukaku homecoming provides opportunity at Inter Milan
- Wimbledon, Tour, cricket and rugby find Covid still in the air
- Maldini signs new two-year director deal with AC Milan
- Sampaoli leaves Marseille amid differences with club bosses