Sunday, January 4, 2009
a secret meeting?
A much rumoured concession by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) that would allow Markus Babbel to maintain his coaching position with VfB while fulfilling his coaching license is being reported on by Bild. This past December the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) announced that Markus Babbel would only be allowed to continue coaching VfB till the end of the season but thereafter until he receives his coaching licenses. It has been suggested by many that the insistence of completing all coach licenses by DFB-Sport Director's Matthias Sammer would be revisited and a compromise would be found that would not only maintain the highest standard of coaching but additionally provide a conduit for retiring players to quickly jump into the coaching world. Via the German media giant, a "secret meeting" between the respective parties occurred on Monday with VfB general manager Horst Heldt "hopeful" of a amicable solution, allowing the Markus Babbel to continue coaching without interruption.