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Christian Schäfer - Der Professor

Can the librarian from Dresden revolutionise football?
Started on 3 April 2016 by Justice / First Post
Latest Reply on 25 June 2018 by Justice / Last Post
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Good to see you back in action Justice!
Germany is my all-time favourites....

Nice to see the story coming together
Glad to see you writing about this man
Dresden again, should have seen that coming :P
@Everyone, thank you to everybody who has commented for the encouragement, it feels good to be back writing :P
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3 yearsEdited

Dynamo Appoint Librarian As Head Coach


Dynamo Dresden Announced Their Appointment Of Unknown Librarian Christian Schäfer

26/06/2015

Dynamo Dresden have appointed unknown Christian Schäfer as their new manager. The former librarian was handed his new occupation just days after former manager Peter Németh had been relieved of his duties. The news comes as a shock, as many had expected Uwe Neuhaus to claim the role.

Born in Radeburg, just north of Dresden, Christian Schäfer is no stranger to the club's historic city. At the age of 34, Schäfer has no previous management experience at a professional, or even a senior, level. He was, however, a librarian. Schäfer did not play professional football in his younger years and while he had no qualifications beside his coaching license, managing director Robert Schäfer, Christian's namesake, firmly believed that Christian would be the most suitable candidate for the job, handing him a one-year contract where he will earn just under €5,000 per week.

In a press-conference earlier today, both Christian and Robert outlined their objectives for the upcoming season. The club would be expected to earn promotion from the third division, given the strength of its squad and the financial power at hand.The club struggled to cope in the Third Division last season following relegation from the Second Division the season before. Dynamo Dresden are among the favourites to achieve promotion, alongside SV Wehen Wiesbaden, FC Erzebirge Aue and Holstein Kiel.

Christian Schäfer spoke of his delight in being appointed manager, and promised to excite the fans with attractive and inventive football. He was quick to praise Robert Schäfer for making the decision to hire the inexperienced man, and promised to keep the fans satisfied during his tenure.


Christian Schäfer Spoke Of His Delight In Being Appointed Manager And Promised Success


Christian Schäfer:
"I would like to thank Robert (Schäfer) and the rest of the board for handing me this opportunity. I am very happy to be here now and I hope to be here for a long time, if you will have me. Dynamo has a very young squad of players with a lot of talent and with the right amount of work and patience, this team can earn promotion this season. It is important that we get the fans behind us qucikly, as the Dynamo fans are very well reputed in Germany, and we will look to do so by playing excitingly attractive and exquisitely inventive football. We have to earn their support, and we can do great things with it. To earn that support, we must work hard to be the best we can be, and that work starts now!"



Previous Update: #2 - The Black Flog
Next Update: #4 - Club Overview
Only a year? Ridiculous :P
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3 yearsEdited

Club Overview


Basic Info

Name: SG Dynamo Dresden
Location: Dresden, Germany
Nickname: Dynamo
Founded: 1953
Estimated Value: €20M (Loan Debt: €4.4M)

President: Andreas Ritter
Managing Director: Robert Schäfer
Manager: Christian Schäfer
Assistant Manager: N/A
Captain: Michael Hefele
Vice Captain: Marco Hartmann

Facilities

Stadium: Stadion Dresden
Location: Dresden, Germany
Capacity: 32,066 (21,011 seated)
Under Soil Heating: Yes
Roof: No
Surface: Grass (Very Good Condition)

Corporate Facilities: Average
Training Facilities: Average
Youth Facilities: Good
Junior Coaching: Adequate
Youth Recruitment: Fairly Basic

History

Trophies Won: 14
GDR (East German Premier League) x7
GDR Cup (East German Cup) x6
German Division, North East -South x1
All Trophy History According to FM, I know they won more in reality

Club Legends

Hans-Jürgen Dörner
Ralf Minge
Hans-Jürgen Kreische
Matthias Döschner
Klaus Sammer
Reinhard Häfner

Last Five Seasons:
2014/2015: 3. Fußball-Liga - 6th
2013/2014: 2. Bundesliga - 17th
2012/2013: 2. Bundesliga - 16th
2011/2012: 2. Bundesliga - 9th
2010/2011: 2. Bundesliga - 3rd



Previous Update:#3 - Dynamo Appoint Librarian As Head Coach
Next Update: #5 - Season One: Season Review
Wow i bet that took a long time to get all that info off the game! looks pretty slick so far though!
Nice overview
Very pretty updates as always, great stuff!
Great updates so far!
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3 yearsEdited

Season One - Season Review


Transfers


First season in charge, and our squad was already strong enough to be considered one of the favourites to bring home the title. For that simple reason, I decided that reinforcements were not yet necessary, giving the original stock of players a chance to impress.

3. Bundesliga


Having not qualified for the DFB-Pokal due to the club's performance in the league last season, only league football was to be plaayed this season. This was perfect for Schäfer as he could focus fully on one just one competition throughout his entire first season in management. His career started in excellent form, as Dynamo bagged 12 wins from their opening 13 games. However, a sticky spell in November and December put the side in a sour mood coming in to the winter break.

The pressure that came with being league favourites proved not to be overpowering, however, as Dynamo went unbeaten from the end of January to the end of the season. This was the form of champions, and of course it was indeed Dynamo who claimed the title come the end of May, and quite comfortably at that. A perfect first season for Christian Schäfer and his side, but would the next season prove to be as celebratory in nature?




Previous Update: #4 - Club Overview
Next Update: #6 - Season Two: Season Review
That was a great first season man!!
Well done on winning the league man and the promotion! good luck next year!

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