Agh! That'd have been a lovely trophy to win but I guess it wasn't to be
Stoger: Steegmann Can’t Continue Like This
Speaking to Eurosport this morning, former Austria Wien manager Peter Stoger sent out a warning message to current Die Vielchen manager Christopher Steegmann about his future with the Austrian Bundesliga side struggling to regain any semblance of form in the Austrian top flight right now. Stoger, 52, has managed Austria Wien in two spells, for 7 months in 2005 and for the 2012-13 season, and whilst in charge of Die Vielchen, the 52 year old, won the OFB-Cup in 2005 and the Bundesliga in 2013, the last Austria Wien manager to win the league title for the club.
Stoger, who most recently managed Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, is considered an icon by many Austria Wien fans for his success and it is likely that current manager Christopher Steegmann will no doubt take note of the words of the 52 year old. With Austria Wien preparing for another big game against Wacker Innsbruck in the Bundesliga, Stoger said in his interview that Steegmann and his Austria Wien side needed to end their poor run of form otherwise Steegmann’s job may well be on the line.
“I think when you look at the run the club is on, they could well end up missing out on European football altogether after being in a position where they were challenging for the league title not two months ago. It’s now been 9 games without a win in all competitions for them and they need to arrest that incredibly poor run of form as soon as possible. If they miss out on European football I think Steegmann will lose his job because he can’t continue if they throw away all that hard work from earlier in the season surely. This is a very good team no doubt, they’ve shown that over the course of the season but they’re just short of confidence at the moment and they need to pick some form up, pick a win up and give their campaign a bit of an injection again.”
CommentsScottT: Think it might take just grinding out a 1-0 victory to turn the tide and just bring morale up to a point where we can then put together a good sequence of results!
Justice: Hopes of silverware are probably over for this season but we’ll come back better next year!
Jack: Just wasn’t to be Got to turn our attentions to trying to get Champions League football now!
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