DTB: The future of Kohlmann is clarified “promptly”.
After defeating Portugal and remaining in the world group, team boss Michael Kohlmann’s future is unclear.However, a decision should be made “promptly”.
Michael Kohlmann’s future as the German Davis Cup team boss decides “promptly” after an analysis of the season.Boris Becker as Head of Men’s Tennis and Sports Director Klaus Eberhard will make a suggestion to the Bureau on how to proceed,”said Hordorff,” and I expect the Bureau to follow this suggestion “.
Kohlmann himself is not sure whether he will still be sitting on the bench in 2018, despite the successful team performance in Oeiras.”You have to ask other people whether negotiations will be started at all,”said the 43-year-old:”I have a valid contract as a junior coach at the DTB, he will run out in the Davis Cup”.
The “Presidium”or Boris, as I have just heard, are the right people to talk to about his future, said the former double specialist.In general, he enjoys working with the team, the players and the coaches, but “there are a few things to discuss”.Hordorff said:”That’s how we did it every year.I don’t believe in long-term contracts in the short-lived professional business.”
In February 2015, Kohlmann took over the German Davis Cup team from Carsten Arriens.Three times in a row he and his team lost in the first round, but saved the world’s 16 best tennis nations in the Dominican Republic (2015), Poland (2016) and now Portugal.After joining the DTB in Oeiras, Becker was a member of the German delegation for the first time.