Berlin – AFP
German second-division club Werder Bremen announced on Saturday that its coach Marcus Anfang, who is suspected of using a false vaccination certificate, has submitted his resignation.
The club said: “Marcus Anfang and his assistant Florian Younghi immediately resigned their posts on Saturday morning. The reason for the decision is the Public Prosecution’s investigations with the coaches and the ensuing turmoil that surrounded the club.”
In the statement issued by the club, which accepted the resignation, Anfang said: “Given the extremely difficult situation for the club, for the team, for my family and myself, I have decided to leave my duties as coach of Werder Bremen with immediate effect.”
And reports said, on Thursday, that an investigation had been opened against the 47-year-old coach for using a fake Corona virus vaccination certificate.
Anfang took over the four-time German champions this summer after falling to the second division last season after 41 years in the top flight.
And Bremen hosts, on the evening of the relegated Schalke 04, in turn, to the second division last season, and the assistant coach, the other Austrian Daniel Zenkovic, will take over the tasks temporarily. Bremen is eighth, seven points off the lead.