Marc Stein has arrived at the Stuttgart Kickerss. The sports director, who initiated his service in Degerloch on January 1, looked at his start in some well-known faces from his time as a player between 2013 and 2016.
At that time, the Kickerss were third division and should be back soon, at least one part of the still big fan base hopes. Stone thinks in smaller steps: "We have to further develop Step-by-Step." Of course, stone also knows, the Kickerss plan to become a medium to long term to become part of professional football, "and then you have to play more than just a league higher," but first the goal is regional league. "There we want to establish ourselves first and play a good role as soon as the climb worked."
In the narrow title race of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, the Kickerss must inevitably look to the sharpest competitor SGV Freiberg. "In general, we prefer to look at us," emphasizes stone that confidently blends: "If we develop well, it becomes essential that we'll go up sometime."
When we develop well, it becomes essential that we'll go up sometime.
Marc stone, sports director
At some point, that requires a big and emotional environment for Oberliga circumstances - the Kickerss finally play regularly in front of a four-digit backdrop - a lot of patience. But at least, the well-being and woe of the traditional club does not depend on the short-term success: "Of course we want to high, we do not have to do it," Wipes Stein all the insights aside that Oberliga on the Waldau is so slow but certainly no longer affordable. On the contrary, ligon-dependent, the squad planning is already in full swing, with Flamur Berisha, the Kickerss already have a promising newcomer for 2022/23 in dry towels. "Four to five news in the summer could be," announces the sports director, otherwise it is important that their own young people regularly provide new players for the first team: "Both in the U 19 as well as in the U 17 we have good boys." Stone explicitly sees a competitive advantage of his club in this substructure.
To integrate the Oberliga squad with the youth area as close as possible, Yannick Dreyer acts as co-trainer of the first and head coaches of the U 19. Dreyer followed in this double role on Mustafa Ünal, who filled this task until the end of September, marriage He was promoted to the Chef coach of the Oberliga team. About Ünal says stone: "He knows the club as well as his stays and has a clear speech."
After Walldorf II is waiting Reutlingen
Back to the toothing: In winter, it was stated that the two highest youth teams fly to Side (Turkey), but the scenario that minor players after any corona infection must be left far away from the Swabian home in isolation Rethinken. Thus, the Ünal troupe was alone, found good conditions and wants to take this tailwind with the second half starting on Saturday. "With Astoria Walldorf II, we have a bill open," reminds of stone at the 0: 1 defeat at the season opener in early August. Even after that, it's impact on shock, with the Derby at SSV Reutlingen, the home game against the table-four TSG Backnang and the top game bang against the SGV Freiberg. First course could be made here. "We have to deliver in every game and want to hold up the pressure on Freiberg with good results," gives the sports director the march route.
Coming after difficult the first round in the form: attacker Mijo Tunjic Imago Images / Press photo Baumann
That the leap into the fourth league becomes anything but a self-runner, showed himself in 2018/19, when the Kickerss closed the Oberliga behind the Bahlinger SC as second and then failed in the rise round. Thereafter, two seasons came with corks forced by Corona and now in the struggle for space one with Freiberg is a hard chunk in the way, which commits ex-professional at regular intervals, as in mid-January the third league-run Marco Kehl-Gomez. Stuttgart, on the other hand, left three players, including two borrowings of talents, but did not bring any new ones. "There was no options for us on the transfer market, which would have offered a added value for us," says Stein, which gives great confidence in the current bid anyway. "In our squad is a lot of potential to play even better football in the second half." Representing the hope that the current squad still has air up, Mijo Tunjic stands: The 33-year-old with the excellent Torriecher is in this season only with a hit. But after injury duty in the course of the first round, Tunjic was better in shape during winter preparation and knows how his sports director knows the feeling of playing in the Kickerss jersey 3. League.