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Dismissal after eight Games : How to coach Alexander Nouri, the short-lived football business is experiencing

Leroy Rosenior holds a sad record. The Englishman is the coach with the shortest tenure in Europe. Ten minutes he stood in the fifth-division club Torquay United. During his first and only press conference, the owner sold the club, the new chief Rosenior sacked immediately.

Nouri was released from prison after 64 days

it was as short as the time of Alexander Nouri at FC Ingolstadt. 24. September 2018, introduced him to the second tier as the new head coach. But 64 days later, on 26. November, was granted a leave of absence, the 39-Year-old after eight winless Games. Ingolstadt was to the time table the last. Nouri is thus one of the coaches with the shortest length of stay in Germany.

With large goals: In September of 2018 Alexander Nouri on his first press conference in Ingolstadt, the questions Armin Weigel/dpa

"Felt like I had just begun and then it was over," says Nouri today. On a January day, he sits in the Lobby of a hotel at the main railway station in Bremen. A few days before, André was placed wide of the near Hannover free, Thomas Doll took over. In Bremen, it is snowing, Nouri ordered an Espresso. Despite his wide smile, the German-Iranians thoughtful. He seems to have processed the disappointment with the dismissal.

the commitment to write the dismissal

Nouri, Buxtehude was born, is back in the North of Germany, lives with his wife and two children, a 20-minute drive outside of Bremen. At Werder, he has long worked in the Junior Department. In 2016, he became head coach and led the club almost in the Europa League. The Online Portal "" he has been named coach of the season. Nouri can recite the statistics of the season today by heart: Eleven times undefeated, with nine wins, two draws.

dance the victory dance with me: Alexander Nouri Bremen led in the Europa League. Here he celebrates with Ousman Manneh.Photo: Carmen Jaspersen/dpa

The next season started weak and after ten winless Games to the start of the season Werder dismissed him in October 2017. "Every coach will tell you: it's part of The business," says Nouri.

It is also taught early. At the Hennes-Weisweiler-Akademie, where the DFB is formed by the Elite of the football teacher, Nouri 2016 completed with Julian nail man (Hoffenheim) and Domenico Tedesco (Schalke) pass the exam successfully. "In our Year of the sentence was coined: If you your contract to sign, you sign with the commitment at the same time your release," says Nouri.

"Somehow all of them have accepted the procedure"

Daniel Niedzkowski for more than a year, the head of the Trainer Academy. The 42-Year-old explains: "In a very few cases, the coach stays for a very long time, in a few cases, he goes of his own accord. The rule is: A coach takes a Job and is eventually fired. This is the normal procedure, and somehow it is accepted by all.“

teacher of teachers: Daniel Niedzkowski directs the football teacher training course at the Hennes-Weisweiler Academy in Hennef.Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa

Even the bookmakers with make: "Bet3000" offers to put money on the dismissal of the coach. "Benefit from the fast-paced business in the upper house of German football, and secure fantastic odds on the exclusive trainer bet", advertises the company.

Statistically change of coach is meaningless

there are various scientists came to the conclusion that changing the coach for the success of a team, are statistically ineffective: for Both in the Premier League, the Bundesliga and the Primera Division has changed, with a few exceptions, long-term nothing at the points of yield.

Nevertheless, Niedzkowski can understand the clubs for which a descent can represent a large economic threat, also: "For you is very on the game. Since this happens often reflexively: The team we can't change, then we change the Trainer. But because often from the beginning, the real Belief is missing, fast separations, only the sad, but logical consequence.“ As it was in the clubs even in purchase to pay for both the redundant as well as for the new coach, the salary. When Hamburger SV four coaches were in the fall of 2018 at times under the contract and received a salary.

Brave against the table's first

After all, it can come in the first few weeks to a higher commitment of the players, because all you have to prove – "so long, until the first Time the names are for the table on the flip chart," says Niedzkowski. This so-called "coach effect" is not paid for Nouri in points. He lost the three games all with 1:2. That was to be expected in the case of the first two opponents almost to The 1. FC Cologne was the Table, of 1. FC Union table second.

This can't be true: After the game against Cologne Alexander Nouri is angry about the narrow defeat.Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa

Nouri decided against the approach taken by some of the other trainers, not to let such games from interim coach to start with a negative experience. "My Belief was: If I accept, then I jump in right now and wants to exemplify courage," he says.

Second division with first-class printing

A coach is a change from the first game under the pressure to succeed. "It is not to be immediately expected results, although are by no means always realistic," says Niedzkowski. Particularly in the Second League it needs to go quickly. While in the Bundesliga currently, nine of the 18 coaches are already longer than one and a half years in office, it is a League including only three. If this class difference is the quality of the respective decision-makers or League-specific self-dynamics, is unclear.

"of Course, the business is always fast-paced," says Alexander Nouri. Quick trainer layoffs, it has been always, Robert Körner was kicked out in 1968 after 18 days in Nuremberg. However, the General Trend is Nouri law. The current retention time of a Coach in the Bundesliga at an average of approximately 1.2 years. In 2000 there were three years, such as the "kicker" is calculated.

Fast company fast exchange

there is Much evidence that the faster cycles are a part of an overall societal development. Not only in football, patience is often lacking. In other areas it acts, decisions, aided by the digital progress would be made faster. Of a "acceleration of social change," says the sociologist Hartmut Rosa. "It is a structural, societal Problem," he says in a "time"Interview, "it makes us feel constantly rushed."

Nouri knows it from his daily routine: "We used to have to wait a week until a new episode of Colt Seavers came out. Today, everything is available at any time. The way it should be with Be in football.“ He sees a greater development to the "extreme result-orientation" and miss for Clubs to have the patience and Conviction, "a little Mature". He would have worked longer than the nine and a half weeks in Ingolstadt.

Were immediately under pressure to succeed: Alexander Nouri (r) and his Co-Trainer Markus Feldhoff on the training grounds of Armin Weigel/dpa

But the club no longer believed in him. "After the lack of success experiences, we saw ourselves forced to Act," said managing Director Harald Gärtner in November 2018. Jens Keller has a new coach. Five days later, Ingolstadt's still table the last.

"Troubleshooting with a lot of hope as the solution of Belief"

Trainer-an instructor Niedzkowski, who is also the Co-coach of the German U 21, in such quick dismissals on the responsibility of the Association: "When a decision says the carrier in a club, after eight weeks, this Trainer is the Right one, then he must admit that he has made the wrong decision."

The long-term performance of a Trainer, let not after eight weeks to assess the short terms he sees as critical: "I have the impression that it is more of a Troubleshooting with a lot of hope as a solution of Conviction."

Nouri is ready for the next opportunity

Nouri, one of the suffering is supporting the fast business. Because of a change in thinking is not in sight at the Combine but he could benefit from it even if another coach is fired and Nouri is in demand again. He says: "of Course, the quick dismissal was not applying for a Reputation." However, he was able to gain a lot of experience: "life writes the stories that you so what is sometimes more to learn, as if you have trophies to win."

Missing at Clubs sometimes have the patience and Conviction to "make something": Alexander NouriFoto: Bastian Lembeck

The coaches want to be ready when a new opportunity offers. "I know that I can always train a Bundesliga or second League club, because I've already shown." The free time he uses to train, he observed, for example, in the case of Athletic Bilbao Recently, he was head of a DFB Academy for children in the United States.

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A different professional field, he can't think of at the moment. "This emotion you will get in any office job," says Nouri, "a Café is not open, I could." From Bremen main station, he drives directly back to his family. He also has more time.

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