On Tuesday evening, intensive talks between the club management of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden and coach Alexander Schriebl took place in the 1508 SaalfeldenArena. After an extensive analysis of the last few weeks and an open exchange, they agreed in the end together on an early termination of the cooperation.
After the departure of Alexander Schriebl as head coach of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden returns with Markus Fürstaller an old acquaintance on the coach’s bench. The 46-year-old was already both player and coach at the Salzburg regional league club from 2010 to 2018. The Mountainous Pine Blues still has six must-win games waiting for them in 2022, four of which will be played at the home 1508 SaalfeldenArena, where Pinzgau remain undefeated.
Board of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden on the termination of the cooperation with Alexander Schriebl: “We really started very well at the beginning of the season, played successful soccer and brought in many positive results. In recent weeks, however, the red thread was lost somewhat. That’s why we talked to Alex about how to counteract the current trend – there’s a lot at stake in the current season due to the reform of the regional league. Together, we came to the conclusion that we have to change something now. We value Alex as a person very much and wish him the best for his future.”
Board of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden on the appointment of Markus Fürstaller as interim coach: “We are very happy that we have found a quick and perfect solution. Markus knows the players and the processes with us very well and does not need any preparation time. Every day in the new setup helps us in the preparation for the home game against Bischofshofen. We expect a positive reaction on Sunday, even if it’s against the league leader.”
Markus Fürstaller: “I was still very connected to the club after my job and therefore have a very good insight. I will now try to contribute as quickly as possible and help the team in the remaining 6 games. It is important that we act as a cohesive unit and try to get the momentum on our side – this can only be done with the final consistency. We have a very good team, together we want to fully exploit the potential and get back on the winning track.”