Alongside boss Siewert
1. FSV Mainz 05 started the new year with a new coaching team. At the start of training on Monday, former professionals Niko Bungert and Sören Hartung were on the field for the first time as assistants to Jan Siewert, who was promoted to permanent head coach shortly before Christmas.
Bungert played a total of 218 competitive matches for Mainz between 2008 and 2019 and was assistant coach to Achim Beierlorzer at Rheinhessen in the 2019/20 season. The 37-year-old recently represented Mainz as a club ambassador and also completed his coaching training. Former U17 coach Hartung also has experience in his new role. He worked alongside current sporting director Martin Schmidt in the Bundesliga from 2015 to 2017.
The Mainz team will fly to Marbella, Spain, on Tuesday for a six-day training camp. In the first competitive match after the winter break, table 16, threatened with relegation, hosts. January 13 VfL Wolfsburg.
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