Allofs backs Bremen manager
Former Werder Bremen director of sport Klaus Allofs has given
his backing to under-fire Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf.
Allofs worked alongside Schaaf for over 13 years before
accepting an offer from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg last
Since he left, the club have slumped to the edge of the
relegation places and, with five games of the season remaining,
they are just five points above the bottom three.
Schaaf is quickly losing support as he approaches his 14-year
anniversary in the job, a date which falls just a week before the
end of the season, but Allofs remains convinced that he should be
allowed to celebrate that milestone in the Bremen hot seat.
“Werder simply could not wish for a better coach in terms of his
identification with the club and the work he does every day in all
areas,” he said.
Whether Schaaf then has a future beyond the end of a season, or
whether the club should start anew, will depend on the long-serving
coach, according to Allofs.
“In the end, Thomas has got to take that decision,” he told the
Weser Kurier newspaper.
“He has got to decide for himself to what extent he feels he can
realise his ambitions.”