Dimitrios Grammozis has been named as one of two possible candidates to replace Bochum head coach Thomas Reis should he be relieved of his duties, according to Bild.
Bochum are without a single point from their first five Bundesliga matches this season. In those five games, Thomas Reis’ side have scored three and conceded a remarkable 15, the worst defensive record in the league so far.
Reis was commended for his side’s performance last season as he navigated them to a respectable 13th place having just been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga. However, it appears he and his squad are suffering from serious second-season syndrome and already look favourites to drop down a division.
Reis was set for contract extension talks but they have since been delayed until November. With his current contract expiring in 2023, it seems very unlucky new contracts will be drawn up anytime soon.
As reported by Bild, two candidates are waiting in the wings to take Reis’ role should he be sacked.
One of them is former Bochum player Dimitrios Grammozis. The 44-year-old most recently managed Schalke 04 when they were in the second division. However, after a run of bad performances, the former Greek U21 international was soon replaced by Mike Büskens as interim.
The second candidate is the club’s U19 coach Heiko Butscher (42) who has previously stepped in as the first team’s interim manager in 2018 and 2019.
Bochum will play fellow strugglers Schalke this weekend, a club that Reis was heavily linked to in the summer.