“Never experienced such a streak of bad luck!”

FC Zurich parted ways with Franco Foda (56) on Wednesday. Now the native of Mainz has commented on his departure for the first time.

Franco Foda was the coach of FC Zurich for just under three months. – keystone


the essentials in brief

  • After only 18 games, Franco Foda had to vacate his post at FCZ.
  • Under him, the champions conceded many goals in overtime.
  • After his release, Foda spoke of a streak of bad luck.

After six defeats in a row and the bitter exit from the Cup against Lausanne-Sport, FCZ parted ways with Franco Foda. The German was only able to celebrate five wins in 18 games with the reigning champions.

“I’ve been in the business for a long time, but I’ve never experienced such a streak of bad luck. That was unbelievable, »says Foda to the «Krone». It was “like bewitched”, says the 56-year-old.

Confused faces among the FCZ players after being out of the cup at Lausanne-Sport. – keystone

In fact, FC Zurich recently conceded many late goals. In Lausanne they had to concede an equalizer in the 95th minute, and the 2-3 defeat against Servette was sealed in the same minute. The 1:2 against Lugano also fell shortly before the end.

Was coach Franco Foda just unlucky with FCZ?

Foda did not seem to feel at home in Zurich until his release, the Austrians write. Until the end he lived in Zurich in a hotel.

Closing words by Foda: «Now I’m looking forward to going home. To my wife, the children, my friends in Graz and the grandchildren.”

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