Gerd schimmer is back on the bench. The 49-year-old from bamberg has – as reported – taken over the regional league team SV memmelsdorf. He has a youth elite license, has been active as a coach for 26 years and has achieved three promotions with men’s teams. With FC strullendorf, he twice made it to the landesliga (2006 and 2012), and in 2015 he took DJK don bosco to the bayernliga. In the 2017/18 season, he coached the u16s of spvgg greuther furth. "Now I’m back at SV memmelsdorf after a good six-month break", says schimmer, teacher at the trimberg school, in an interview.
You are the new coach at SV memmelsdorf. How did it happen?
Gerd schimmer: i haven’t had a coaching job since last summer. The responsible persons of the SV memmelsdorf have approached me, and we have agreed first on an engagement starting from the next season. But a few days ago, I was asked if I would like to take over the coaching position at SVM with immediate effect. This was also connected with the further commitment of torjager dominik sperlein, which I was allowed to train as dominik schutz already at the clubs FC strullendorf and DJK don bosco bamberg. From this a friendship has developed, and I am glad that dominik will be my playing co-coach from next season onwards.
Keyword dominik sperlein: the courted striker remains at SV memmelsdorf after it became known that he had signed for the club. Was this also a reason to start immediately in memmelsdorf?
As i said: dominik sperlein and i have a common past. I am looking forward to having him back on the team that I will now coach. Especially already is that dominik is from the next season my co-trainer. I had already brought him from strullendorf to don bosco bamberg at that time. I’m excited about the job in memmelsdorf, and I now have the chance to help put together the squad for the next season. The club wanted me to start immediately, because there were signs that players wanted to leave the club. The club wanted to counteract this. I hope that with the re-signing of dominik sperlein and his forward partner philipp hornes, we have succeeded and will be able to field a strong team in the northeast regional league next season as well.
What do you want to focus on for SV memmelsdorf in the next few weeks??
We want to prepare well and then play a decent rest of the season, which we want to finish as well as possible. Everyone can now recommend themselves for the next season. I hope that we can play a good role next season. In any case, the task at SV memmelsdorf excites me, and I will put myself fully in the service of the cause. It is also important to me that we start 2019/20 with a good team. The questions asked dirk meier.