Augsburg coaxes Enrico Maaßen from Dortmund to become coach

AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Augsburg has hired Enrico Maaßen as its coach ahead of the new season after coaxing him from Bundesliga rival Borussia Dortmund’s under-23s.

Augsburg said Wednesday that Maaßen had agreed to succeed Markus Weinzierl, who quit unexpectedly at the end of last season, and that it had reached an agreement with Dortmund over his move.

“We’ve followed the development of Enrico Maaßen with interest over the last years, because he’s a young...

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AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Augsburg has hired Enrico Maaßen as its coach ahead of the new season after coaxing him from Bundesliga rival Borussia Dortmund’s under-23s.

Augsburg said Wednesday that Maaßen had agreed to succeed Markus Weinzierl, who quit unexpectedly at the end of last season, and that it had reached an agreement with Dortmund over his move.

“We’ve followed the development of Enrico Maaßen with interest over the last years, because he’s a young coach hungry for success who can develop himself and those around him,” Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter said.

Maaßen thanked Dortmund “for allowing me to take this next step in my career.”

Weinzierl announced on TV after the last game of the season that he was quitting, having clinched Bundesliga survival with the team a couple of weeks before.

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