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Sometimes, when Ludovic Magnin speaks, then comes the feeling that this man runs a small art group. Sometimes, when Thomas Bickel is talking about, then the

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It's work to art needs

Sometimes, when Ludovic Magnin speaks, then comes the feeling that this man runs a small art group.

Sometimes, when Thomas Bickel is talking about, then the thought struck that this man is holding a stock portfolio.

the sounds on Thursday, as both coach and head of sports of the FC Zürich , in the Zurich army schürli sit, and over the last few weeks of lecturing.

Magnin want spectacle and speaking of bad and good ideas, decide to go to sleep the people or of the Seats cracks. Bickel would like to minimize the risk, talk of exciting profiles, and hopes that one or two of the New explode. Where exactly Magnin supplements, he would be happy if the players would constantly make progress.

lot Size

worked The two. Bickel on the roster, Magnin of style and Form his group. 12 days in Turkey, six test matches, three victories. Magnin says: "I am confident." Bickel has searched the Profiles and found. Two outside defenders, two strikers, a goalkeeper. Other footballer , he has thrown out of the Portfolio, Rodriguez and Palsson, sold to Germany. The head of sports, sums it up: "The big Coup we have managed to do that." He says those transfers, which strikes immediately and helps.

The FCZ back round start on Sunday fell to the weather: In St. Gallen, there is too much snow. The new date is not yet known.

It is the lot of a club the Size of FC Zurich. Too big to not get in the temptation of Coups. Too small to be able to be carefree for a Coup. The middle class has become in European football expensive. So costly that even the bench players from the League to bring the Club financially to its limits.

Magnin played with a three-chain, not because he wanted to, but because he had to.

So has committed Bickel young players. Magnin urged ahead of Christmas to spare on the outside defender positions. Pa Modou is still injured longer, it is due to a problem on the thigh and back be several weeks. On the right side of the FCZ is vulnerable if the new Captain Kevin Rüegg can't play, because of the young Fabio Dixon is not a help immediately. So it came to pass in the first half of the season, that Magnin played in the defense with a three-chain, not because he wanted to, but because he had to.

that's Why Joel Untersee and Levan Kharabadze, a Georgian from Tbilisi. The 19-Year-old is the access, which combines the most expectations. The man speaks no English, no English, only Russian. Andris Vanins translated on the training ground, and in front of the video screen, Magnin shows with the fingers of the paths. It seems to be working, the Georgians surprise him every day, says Magnin, "He corrected very quickly." Magnins eyes wide. Even without words is clear: He thinks the world of him.

How good is the Academy?

Similar to Kharabadze also the other additions Nicolás are Andereggen (19), Salah Aziz Binous (18) and Yann Kasai (20). Young, great potential, but also a lot of uncertainty. As a dutiful employee, Bickel has mitigated the biggest risks. Andereggen and Kharabadze are not bought, but borrowed. Both with option to purchase. Portfolio Manager the call a Call. You explode the FCZ takes the two of them. You stagnate, you go back to Georgia and Argentina.

"The development of Stephen Odey is a dream."Ludovic Magnin

In the case of risk reduction in the Transfers to to provoke the questions of whether the FCZ sabotage in order, firstly, his own Academy, and secondly, whether this Academy was simply not good enough? Bickel dismisses, it is simply a fact that the young in the storm and in the gate have currently there are no good vintages, that's why you've got perspective players from the outside.

Up on 15. February, the transfer window in Switzerland is still open, Bickel addiction until then, an offensive midfielder, a tenner.

Odeys development as a model

In the meantime, Magnin's working on it, that from the FC Zurich a good work. "It's work to art needs," he says. It is to be set, is a good match for Marco schönbächler. An artist who was not working but in the first half of the season, as Magnin wanted to. Now this is different, Schönbächler for the opponent and is allowed to regularly play. At least in the test games. He thanked it with clever passes and score goals.

A Sample of there are still by the cooperation of the portfolio Manager Bickel with the art suppliers Magnin. It is striker Stephen Odey (21) from Nigeria. Bickel has him committed to a year ago, and Magnin instructed to work with him. The coach was skeptical, he saw too many deficiencies and shortcomings. But now, a year later, Magnin says: "Tommy was right. The development of Stephen is a dream." Bickel nods. (

Created: 03.02.2019, 13:08 PM

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