Football: St. Pauli: Hürzeler transfer “proof of good work”

Football: St. Pauli: Hürzeler transfer “proof of good work”
Football: St. Pauli: Hürzeler transfer “proof of good work”

Promotion coach Fabian Hürzeler is leaving FC St. Pauli for England. The club is looking for a successor. President Göttlich sees his departure as proof of the good work the club has done.

President Oke Götllich of Bundesliga football club FC St. Pauli sees the departure of promotion coach Fabian Hürzeler to English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion as “proof of the good work” at the club. By this he meant above all the work of sporting director Andreas Bornemann.

“Fabian’s departure is a loss for the club, but also confirmation of our path to gradually develop through transfer proceeds,” he said in a club statement after the announcement of the move.

The second division champions are losing the coach behind the successful promotion team. But the local club is collecting a sum that, according to several media reports, is in the high seven-figure range. That would be the highest transfer proceeds the club has ever received. Both clubs have agreed not to disclose the transfer fee. There is currently no decision on the successor. Recently, Christian Eichner from Karlsruher SC and Daniel Thioune from Fortuna Düsseldorf in the second division were named as candidates for the successor.

Contract until 2027

Hürzeler explained that a dream had come true for him. The 31-year-old signed a contract with the club, led by DFB international Pascal Groß, until summer 2027. He will be officially presented at a press conference on July 2. Hürzeler will succeed the resigned Roberto De Zerbi.

At FC St. Pauli, Hürzeler was promoted from assistant coach to head coach in December 2022, succeeding Timo Schultz. Last season, he achieved promotion to the Bundesliga.

Source: Stern

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