"I’m the one who puts up the hats", says hermann gerland and laughs. Of course, this is a gross understatement and he knows it himself. The 57-year-old was so ambitious, not only as an active player, that "no opponent wanted to play against me, but also as a trainer. Together with his colleague peter hermann, the co-coach of fc bayern munchen answered questions in wendelstein in the district of roth.
In a fittingly 90-minute panel discussion, the two soccer coaches talked about their professional careers and the current state of their work at fc bayern. Gerard monin, chairman of the central franconia soccer coaches’ association (gft), was able to convince gerland and hermann to appear as guest speakers at an advanced training course. Hermann gerland embodies the successful youth work of fc bayern munchen like no other, has discovered and promoted talents like philipp lahm, bastian schweinsteiger or thomas muller.
For the more than 100 amateur coaches present, it was "a real treat" has been happy to learn from experienced professionals, says monin. The former vice president of the 1. Fc nurnberg had used its contacts to lure the two co-coaches from munich to wendelstein. Like monin, hermann gerland and peter hermann are both associated with 1. Fc nurnberg as well as fc bayern munchen. Gerland was head coach at nuremberg in the late 80s and mid 90s and hermann was co-coach of michael oenning in the 2008/09 promotion season.