Werder Bremen sacks Alexander Kluge as a head coach and appoints Thomas Horsch as an interim coach until the end of the season.
The decision came after the 3-2 loss against SV Meppen last weekend. Werder president, Dr. Hubertus Hess-Grunewald, wasn’t happy with “the weak performance of the team. It showed that an urgent to reorganize staff not to jeopardize the goal for the season.” Alexander Kluge, who got promoted to Frauen Bundesliga last season with Werder Bremen, will stay in the club with younger selections.
Thomas Horsch will take charge for the last 5 games and try to keep Werder in the Bundesliga. Currently, they are sitting on 9th place, 5 points clear of relegation places. But in the remaining 5 match days, 2 are against their direct rivals, MSV Duisburg and SC Sand.
Horsch was assistant coach of the men’s Bundesliga team of SV Werder Bremen between 2017 and 2020. Before that, he worked as a DFB base coordinator and accompanied the German U17 junior national team as a goalkeeper coach in the 2016 European Championship triumph.