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Markus Anfang is no longer the coach of the second division soccer club Werder Bremen. And his successor is also not allowed to train the relegated person for the time being.

Update from November 23, 2021, 4.15 p.m .: The Werder Bremen players got their third coach on Tuesday (November 23rd, 2021) within just four days. After the resignation of Markus Anfang, the interim coach Danijel Zenkovic, like midfielder Nicolai Rapp, tested positive for the corona virus and immediately sent to home quarantine.

The management of the training was initially taken over by the U19 coach and former Werder professional Christian Brand, the Bundesliga relegated announced on Tuesday (23.11.2021).

Danijel Zenkovic tested positive.

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Investigations into forged vaccination certificate: Markus Anfang no longer coach of Werder Bremen

First report: Bremen – second division soccer club Werder Bremen has parted ways with head coach Markus Anfang. The Bremen public prosecutor’s office is investigating the football teacher on suspicion of forging a vaccination certificate, as it became known on Thursday (November 18, 2021). On Friday (November 19, 2021) the public prosecutor confirmed the proceedings. Initially, the allegations were rejected.

According to the club’s official version, the head coach should now have resigned. “Due to the now extremely stressful situation for the club, the team, my family and myself, I have decided that I will end my job as Werder Bremen’s head coach with immediate effect”, Markus Anfang is quoted as saying in a press release. The kicker initially reported a dismissal from SV Werder Bremen.

Markus Anfang resigns at Werder Bremen: The public prosecutor also focuses on co-trainers

This means that Bremen will be without a coach a few hours before the home game against FC Schalke 04 on Saturday evening (November 20, 2021, 8.30 p.m.). Co-trainer Florian Junge, who is also being investigated by the public prosecutor, is resigning from office with immediate effect.

Markus Anfang is no longer the coach of SV Werder Bremen.

© Carmen Jaspersen / dpa

Beginning, who left Darmstadt 98 in the direction of Bremen *, had asserted on Thursday evening that “like every other double-vaccinated citizen, he received my two vaccinations in an official vaccination center and received the appropriate sticker in the yellow vaccination certificate”. He then “had the vaccination certificate digitized in the pharmacy”. The beginning “of course assumed that everything would be in order.”

Against Schalke, assistant coach Danijel Zenkovic is initially responsible on the sidelines. U19 head coach Christian Brand will step in as an assistant, Werder announced. (esa / dpa) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Headline list image: © Carmen Jaspersen / dpa

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