Is this the coach leaving due to poor performance? “Thank you” Mainz and Svensson part ways with respect

Is this the coach leaving due to poor performance? “Thank you” Mainz and Svensson part ways with respect

Mainz 05 have thanked head coach Bo Svensson for the good memories he has left with the club, even as poor results have led to a different path.

On March 3 (KST), Mainz announced on their official website that they had parted ways with the coach, saying, “Coach Svensson is no longer the head coach.”

It was the aftermath of a poor season. Mainz is winless in 10 matches this season, including cup competitions. The only win came in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, a 1-0 victory over 2.Bundesliga club Elbersberg. Through nine rounds, they have three draws and six defeats, leaving them at the bottom of the Bundesliga. Including the end of last season, they have four draws and 10 losses in their last 14 league games. A 0-3 drubbing at the hands of second-tier Hertha BSC in the second round of the 2. Pokal prompted the Mainz hierarchy to make a decision. 캡틴토토

Despite the inevitable parting of ways, Mainz and Svensson still have a lot of respect for each other. The relationship between Mainz and Svensson goes back a long way. A defender as a player, Svensson donned a Mainz jersey in 2007. After retiring in 2014, he began his coaching career with his last team, Mainz. He worked as a first-team coach and youth coach before leaving Mainz in 2019 to become the first-team coach of Leipzig (Austria).

It didn’t take long for Svensson to return to Mainz. In January 2021, Mainz found themselves at the bottom of the Bundesliga and facing relegation, so they turned to Svensson for help. Returning to his hometown club in crisis, Svensson turned around a team that had just one win in 14 league games prior to his arrival, winning nine of their next 20. This included a 2-1 victory over league leaders Bayern Munich at the end of the season. With a solid run of points, Mainz finished 12th in the league and avoided relegation. They finished eighth and ninth in the next two seasons.

Mainz head coach Christian Heidel thanked Svensson. “Mainz has a lot to thank Svensson for. “We have always had a special relationship of trust with Svensson, especially after he led us to stay up in the first season and then had two great seasons. On behalf of everyone, I would like to thank him for all his hard work, it’s been great. He will always be a Mainz man.”

Unusually for a coach leaving a team due to poor performance, Svensson also addressed fans directly via the club’s official channels, including the website, YouTube, and Instagram. “It’s a very difficult farewell, but I feel it’s time. I’ve been a Mainz man for 16 years, I’ve learned an unbelievable amount, and my experiences here will be the foundation of my life,” he said, adding: “Unfortunately, I won’t be part of it, but it’s time to pull together to improve the situation. The team needs unity now more than ever,” and wished the team a rebound.

Fans have also expressed their disappointment at having to part ways with Svensson. “Thank you for everything,” “The second half of two seasons ago was amazing,” “Many unforgettable moments. You gave everything for the team” and “I’m heartbroken”.

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