Change of coach in the 3rd division: MSV Duisburg fires Schmidt and fetches Ziegner

The third division team MSV Duisburg, threatened by the descent, released coach Hagen Schmidt and immediately signed Torsten Ziegner as the new chief coach. The zebras reacted to the recent descent with defeats against 1860 Munich (0: 6) and Waldhof Mannheim (1: 3). The MSV's lead to a relegation zone is only two points.

Schmidt was only fetched on October 18, 2021 as the successor to Pavel Dotchev. "In view of the recent results and the negative tendency in the appearances, we wanted to act in the current situation, but also with a view to the new season," said Ralf Heskamp, Managing Director of the MSV.

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Successor Ziegner, who was released in the Würzburg Kickers in October after only eleven games, will train the MSV for the first time on Saturday in the home game against SC Freiburg II. "With Torsten Ziegner we were able to win a coach who knows his teams immediately and quickly sparked a fire," said Heskamp. Ziegner (44) receives a contract that is valid for all leagues until 2024.


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