According to Bild, if Union Berlin fails to beat VfB Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday then a potential sacking of Urs Fischer can no longer be ruled out.
With their 2-0 loss to Werder Bremen at the weekend, Union are now winless in 10 games and currently sit in 15th one point clear of the relegation places. Despite competing in the Champions League this season, Union have now made it clear that their goal is to survive in the Bundesliga and this was confirmed by director Oliver Ruhnert after the Bremen game: “The performance was such that you can definitely worry. It’s about class retention.”
Reportedly, Fischer is slowly losing support from the higher-ups at Union and the game against Stuttgart will play a big role in the future of both the Swiss coach and Union. Stuttgart have already comfortably beaten Union this season, winning 3-0 in Berlin.
If Union fail to win once again then a sacking of Fischer can no longer be ruled out. The Swiss is the second longest-serving coach in the Bundesliga behind Freiburg’s Christian Streich having joined Union in 2018.
GGFN | Jack Meenan