After the resignation of Lucien Favre, Borussia have named U23 coach André Schubert as head manager of the first team for the coming matches.
This was revealed by sporting director Max Eberl this afternoon. "The resignation of Lucien Favre took us all by surprise. We are now looking for a new manager. For the time being, André Schubert will take charge of the first team, and will be supported by Frank Geideck, Manfred Stefes and goalkeeper trainer Uwe Kamps. André has a lot of experience in professional football and has our full backing," said Eberl. "It’s obvious to me that I have to help the team at this time. We have clear aims and I am looking forward to working with the team over the next matches," said Schubert, who took over the U23 squad in the summer and has enjoyed a good start to the Regional west league. After nine matches, the VfL reserves are in third place.
Top of his class
He was born in Kassel in 1971, and studied sport and German, before playing for KSV Baunatal until 2002. Following that, he became a coordinator for the DFB in north Hessen. His training to become a football coach was completed in 2004, as he finished top of his class. As well as internships in the youth of Bayern Munich, Hamburger SV and Schalke 04, he was assistant manager of Germany U15, U16 and U17. In 2006, he took over the role of head of youth development at SC Paderborn, as well as trainer of the second team. Later he became sporting director at the club, before being named manager in 2009. Under Schubert, Paderborn achieved promotion to the second Bundesliga. In July 2011, he became manager at FC St. Pauli, and since 2014, he has been manager of Germany U15s. At the same time, he was an honorary advisor of Hessen Kassel, where he had previously served as part of the board.