Sparkle, promotion coach and second division champion of the past season, feel the mistrust of the bosses: "I see it already so that I'm brought to no confidence," said the currently oldest Bundesligacoach, who now retire so next July Schäfer, who last winter extended the contract with Funkel by one year, emphasized that it was not a vote of no confidence. In the past winter break, it was about the long-term development of a promotion team and therefore have been extended prematurely, said Schäfer. Funkel accepted this position. "However, he insisted on a quick fix during the winter break, so unfortunately we could not find a common compromise here," Schäfer said.

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Loud image the Fortuna bosses are said to have talked to a possible sparkle successor before the winter break: The Austrian Damir Canadi.

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Who is Damir Canadi? The 48-year-old Austrian is currently training Greek first division club Atromitos Athens, with whom he sensationally takes third place in the Greek league. Previously, Canadi worked among others at the Austrian first division SCR Altach and Rapid Vienna as a coach. With Altach, he reached the 2015 Europa League qualification in Vienna, however, he failed. After only three wins in 17 games, he was on leave there in April 2017. Interesting: loud Nottingham Post is also the English second division Nottingham Forest strive for the services of the Austrians.

Damir Canadi was released from Rapid Wien after only three wins in 17 games.

Damir Canadi was released from Rapid Wien after only three wins in 17 games.

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Friedhelm Funkel had taken over the Fortuna in March 2016 in the second league and has the team initially saved from relegation. Last summer, Funkel had led the club after six years back into the Bundesliga. Currently, the Dusseldorf are ranked 14th in the upper house and have realistic chances to create the class whereabouts. In the first round, the Fortuna had caused a stir with a 3: 3 in Munich and a 2: 1 against Herbstmeister Dortmund, in Frankfurt but also a 1: 7 cashed.


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