Back to ‘Bamberger Weg’ with new sports director
Now also sports director Ginas Rutkauskas is gone. Brose Bamberg continues his personnel change. The Upper Franconians don’t want to rush things in search of a successor.
After the separation from sports director Ginas Rutkauskas, Brose Bamberg wants to find a successor in the next few weeks. “We are sounding out the market,” a spokesman for the former serial champion of the German Press Agency said on Wednesday. The club does not want to be pressed for time.
The day before, the Bamberg club had announced the separation from the Lithuanian Rutkauskas with immediate effect. “The current plans for the coming season have shown that he and we have different opinions about the team composition. We want to return specifically to our identity, to the ‘Bamberger Weg’, which focuses on the development of young players,” explained the new managing director Arne Dirks.
Rutkauskas signed a three-year contract with the Bamberg club in the summer of 2017 and succeeded Daniele Baiesi, who had switched to the league rivals FC Bayern Munich. Rutkauskas will vacate his office in the next few days.
In addition to Rutkauskas, Brose has also left Felix Czerny, the former coach of the junior team Baunach Young Pikes. For the time being, the former assistant coach Mario Dugandzic and Yassin Idbihi will take over.
Major upheaval – first title
This means that the Bamberg company has undergone a major personnel upheaval. The six-time cup winner had only left coach Ainars Bagatskis about five weeks ago. The Latvian had only been signed as Luca Banchi’s successor before this season. The Italian Federico Perego from his own coaching staff followed Bagatskis. With the 34-year-old, the Bamberg team won another trophy in the cup final against ALBA Berlin on Sunday after the titleless previous season.
Dirks, on the other hand, had left Deutsche Volleyball Sport GmbH at the turn of the year and, after financial quarrels, had succeeded Rolf Beyer as managing director of the Bamberg team. After more than four years, the club had separated from Beyer at the end of November 2018.