Fischer to miss home game with Bayern

Union without head coach:

Fri, 15. May 2020
Fischer to miss home game with Bayern

1. FC Union Berlin will take on Bayern Munich this Sunday without head coach Urs Fischer in the dugout. 

The Swiss boss left the team's quarantine training camp in Barsinghausen to take care of personal issues. After the passing of his father-in-law, Fischer will return to Berlin. As outlined in the DFL's Task Force for Sports Medicine & Special Game Operations, the coach will only join up with the team after two negative tests for COVID-19.

Assistant coaches Markus Hoffmann and Sebastian Bönig have taken training for the last few days with the former taking charge on Sunday as he holds the required licence.

"All our thoughts go to the Fischer family in these difficult times. The team, the coaching staff and Oliver Ruhnert have accepted the unusual situation professionally and have prepared themselves for this game with top concentration. We hope that Urs Fischer will soon be back and can continue his work with the team," said Dirk Zingler, 1. FC Union Berlin's president.