Madlung Breathes New Life into Gijón
Free agent Alexander Madlung today signed a one year management deal with Sporting Gijon being released by Eintracht Frankfurt during the 2014/15 season. Madlung had been training to get his licenses for quite some time and completed them during the time he had between his last club and becoming manager of Sporting Gijon.
The thirty-three year old has had a senior career spanning fifteen years, in which he has never left Germany - while making over 150 appearances for Wolfsburg.
Fans of Gijon have voiced their concerns at the awarding of management to Madlung, who will be one of the younger managers in world football, and has no prior experience. Alexander defended his appointment through
"Yes, I am unproven. Yes, I do not know Spanish. But I am not here to learn Spanish, I am here to win trophies. I plan to bring a progressive, attacking football to Gijon and I hope I can win you all over.
With a host of friendlies coming up, fans are hoping to see that Madlung's appointment has been the right decision.