Müller Joins In Staff Re-Shuffle
West Germany and Bayern Munich legend Gerd Müller was one of five new staff members employed by Dynamo Dresden as manager Christian Schäfer looked to build his own backroom team. The other four new staff members signed include assistant manager Manfred Dubski, fitness coach Rolf Herrings, and two scouts in the form of Karl Allgöwer and Karsten Surmann.
Following the arrival of Christian Schäfer as manager, Director of Football, and club legend, Ralf Minge resigned from his role, a move which sparked uproar from the fans. However, the signing of Gerd Müller has been greeted with joyous celebrations, with a new hope firmly in the hearts of the Dresden faithful. After all, Gerd Müller was one of football's greatest players. In 607 games during the 60s and 70s, Müller scored 566 goals for German giants Bayern Munich . He lifted three European Cups (Champions Leagues) and four Bundesliga titles in that time.
However, it may have been his international career which stood out more as he scored 68 goals in 64 appearances for West Germany. His most memorable goal was a 43rd minute goal which secured a 2-1 win for West Germany over the Netherlands in the 1974 World Cup final. This came two years after Müller and West Germany lifted the European Championship. Looking back at his career, Müller's signing was undoubtedly well received by Dresden's fans.
Gerd Müller was previously a coach of Bayern Munich's reserve side, but had made the change to experience the thrills of working with a senior squad. Müller spoke of his admiration of Christian Schäfer's coaching ideas and philosophies, and compared him to current Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp.
"It is certainly an exciting moment for me to become a part of this fantastic football club. I enjoyed my time working with Bayern Munich's second team, but I feel that now is the right moment for me to work with a first team. Joining a club such as Dynamo Dresden was always on the top of my agenda and I did not even think of rejecting the offer.
Christian (Schäfer) called me himself and opened up to me about his vision for the club and where I would fit in his ideas. This appealed to me as normally a representative of a club would have made contact, rather than the manager himself. He is a fantastic person with a brilliant plan for this football club. I know that he will be successful here and I hope to help him on his way as best as I can.
In many ways he is like Jürgen Klopp. He is a very happy and friendly individual, with an eye for learning. Every aspect of football excites him, nothing passes through his eyes or ears without being stored somewhere in his head. I think he will be a fan favourite and the players will enjoy working with him.
The squad itself is very strong. I think that the current set of players is more than capable of winning the league title this season, but we will not be putting that pressure on the players. It is the start of a new era here and we must be patient. If there is a single thing I could take away from my career it would be to remain patient and work hard. If you can do that then success will follow."
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