Eintracht Braunschweig have confirmed that Daniel Meyer will be their new coach following their promotion back into the 2. Bundesliga.
The former Erzgebirge Aue coach replaces Marco Antwerpen, who left the club on Tuesday despite guiding them back to the second tier.
Meyer, who has been linked with several roles since leaving Aue last August, will now have the job of re-establishing the club at this level. He has signed a two-year contract.
“He has presented a convincing concept and has already gained experience in the 2. Bundesliga with Aue,” says sporting director Peter Vollmann on the new man. “Daniel has also worked with young players and developed them further. The overall package fits very well with Eintracht Braunschweig.”
“I am very much looking forward to Eintracht, to working with the team, with the staff and with all of the club’s employees,” says Meyer himself. “I see ourselves as a sporting challenger in the coming season, the top priority is securing survival quickly.” Medium-term, the 40-year-old is keen to “permanently re-established the club” at this level.
Speaking further at his unveiling, Meyer expanded more on his vision for the club. “The 2. Bundesliga works completely differently than the 3. Liga,” he explained. “We want to put together a team that can go along with the philosophy that we want to implement in the next few years.”
He also spoke about strengthening the side over the summer to meet their goals. “We have to think about which players can fit and help us,” he said. “We will readjust at one position or another.”
Finally, he clarified the circumstances behind his departure from Aue last year, which was directly related to a bereavement in the family that had already seen him miss one game.
“The time comes when you ask yourself whether it still works with parallel,” he explained. “Professional football is a tough business and at some point I had to position myself… My family needed me there.”
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