Eintracht Frankfurt club legend Charly Körbel has been through a lot with his club. The man is since 1972 in a variety of positions in the club, he was as a player, DFB and Europe Cup winner, was hunted as a Trainer by the court, in the meantime, he takes care of the football school. Towards the end of the Nineties, the experienced Körbel should develop the scouting Department of the club. Full of Elan Körbel went to the thing, but when he asked what structures he could build, fit the answer in an inconspicuous Desk drawer. Therein, according to Körbel: Two editions of the "Kicker"-Special, by means of which the harmony was previously on game search.
Almost 20 years ago, Körbel should at least know about in terms of scouting his club. At the latest, since Fredi Bobic hired in the summer of 2016. Bobic has made many good decisions and the club from a relegation candidates into Champions League contenders transformed. His most important decision, however, is the masses are largely unknown. Those, namely, to bring the Ex-professional Ben Manga as a roster planner and Scouting chief for the Concord.
Already in Stuttgart, Bobic and Ben Manga have worked together, albeit in a difficult phase of radical change of the VfB with far less success than they are currently in Frankfurt. In the case of the Hesse managed sporting Director Bobic, Manager Bruno Hübner and Manga, the Squad since 2016, more than quadrupling it. For a club like Frankfurt, a quantum leap. Unlike Bobic or Hübner Manga appears to be rather in the Background, also a result of its method of working. "I'm in the month of maybe five, six days at home," said Manga recently, the "Rheinische Post". On the question of whether he was married, he replied in an Interview with the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" times jokingly: "not Yet." The man, so much is clear, is a high workload.Ben Manga even professional football players used to be. He apparently has the special eye for talents.Photo: promo
however, This is also necessary if you want to bring a club like Eintracht forward. In the case of Hesse, Manga, going to scout for under the Radar: "I have to look for niches in the countries." And he does so meticulously, sometimes, that coach Adi Hütter was amazed, shortly after taking office, the Manga, was informed "about every footballer in Europe". Handy for comes with him his rich experience, he has learned the business from the bottom up. For Fortuna Düsseldorf he once made even a handful of League games. Three patellar fractures prevented but a greater career, the Manga, played the only under-class. But he was able to set early the course for the career after that. At Alemannia Aachen, he was from 2003 Scout and in the youth sector, in 2011, Hoffenheim, finally, Bobic at Stuttgart caught up with him.
Haller, Jovic and Rebic should, in the meantime, says nearly 150 million Euro value
"I have a lot of comparison due to my experience", and Manga. The Rest is "a mixture of gut feeling, instinct, and logic." In addition, trust and freedom in his work was important to him. "If I don't have the feeling to be able to things develop, I eventually edible." To develop
there was harmony, however, enough, as Ben Manga of 2016, took his service. The club had avoided relegation, but virtually penniless. Manga and co. had to put together with a Budget of just 2.5 million euros in a new squad. To cope with a mammoth task, the Manga, Bobic and Hübner, with a lot of imagination knew. Eintracht played thanks to Leihspielern, like the Spanish one Talent, Jesus Vallejo, for years, criminally under-kickers like Marius Wolf or Omar Mascarell or appreciated, in the meantime, feast of Ante Rebic committed a season without a Worry, at the end of even the DFB-Pokal victory. And in the Background was making Manga with the Proceeds of a squad, playing a magnificent season. And, although he was extremely put together cost-effective.
For the Frenchman Sébastien Haller Eintracht paid seven million euros. Ante Rebic cost about two million euros, the Lisbon decommissioned Luka Jovic can be purchased, Reportedly for under seven million euros. Peanuts, finally, the value alone of these three players are now close to 150 million euros. Manga and his Team manage to find players in the second of the French or Spanish League, as a Central defender Evan N’Dicka and midfielder Lucas Torro, the regular players were in Frankfurt immediately. With so many hits, it is no wonder that the Manga is in one of his rare Interviews, self-confident: "I'm for 15 years in the business and say that I see more than others. If a three-score, he was good, that everyone sees. My task is to detect the smallest things," he said of the "FAZ".More about
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supported A task which he accomplished masterfully. With the Brazilian Tuta and the French Almamy Touré, the next talent in the playoffs are already in the starting holes. For little money committed, at least, has already proven Touré that it meets higher standards. He made his debut in the French under-21 team, in the playoffs, he still has a contract until 2023. Different by the way as Ben Manga, whose contract expires in the summer. Of an extension as yet nothing was to be heard. It is clear, however: With a "Kicker"special issue will this man do not replace.