Baumgart: “The dogs are named after the players”

Steffen Baumgart (50) found his “hat” at 1. FC Köln. In “FE: A Male Perspective on Soccer,” the jump coach spoke about enthusiasm in the city, peak falls and “the best job in the world.”

He’s also very open to the podcast mic: Cologne coach Stephen Baumgart.
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1. FC Köln will play in Europe next season, and that was already evident last weekend. It seems difficult to stop the wave of success that Cologne residents are currently surfing. “An unexpected turn. Crazy!” “FE: The Male View of Football,” Baumgart says in the current episode. “Cologne is a huge challenge for me. It’s the biggest challenge I’ve faced in my career so far.” But at the same time he enjoyed Baumgart with every fiber of his body.

Passionate and passionate always in Cologne, Rostoker talks about “the best job in the world”. “What next? Not much,” Baumgart says, “except: keep this job for as long as possible.” There is currently nothing to stop Baumgart from leading Dun Afzeh to success in the medium term. His secret recipe in dealing with the team? “The important thing is that they both want it. Most people I know want clear words rather than rumbling. They also want to be able to express their own opinions. You have to include them across the board and have fun.”

We can talk about the carnival, about the cathedral, but the most important thing in this city is this club.

However, Baumgart meets the current hype with humility. The former SC Paderborn coach said: “I love talking about the relegation we’re getting here at the moment, for many, Cologne is the most exciting club in the world. In this city, the club is the biggest centre. We can talk about the carnival talking about the cathedral, but The most important thing in this city is this club. It also unites the city. It is not the case everywhere either. Everyone is a Cologne fan. Dogs are named after players. Now people have the opportunity to see the club where they have always wanted it to be.”

FE: Male #09 - Stephen Baumgart

May 13, 202242:51 minutes

FE: Male #09 – Stephen Baumgart

This is just crazy! This is how coach 1. FC Köln describes entering the European competition. During our visit to Geißbockheim we spoke extensively with Steffen Baumgart about the club’s remarkable sporting success, the height of the fall and how he feels with the passion and affection of the people of Cologne. In addition, the 50-year-old explains the values ​​important to him in managing the team, how he calms down after another 90 minutes of full throttle on the sidelines, and when he treats himself to whiskey and cigars. Baumgart also gives original insights into his happy family life and reveals with humor how life works for his daughter, why there were times when his wife made money and even his mother-in-law loves him.

But Baumgart is also someone who thinks beyond the first leg in Stuttgart on Saturday (3.30pm, live! In Kicker). It doesn’t look like his fire will be extinguished any time soon: “I just want to be a coach. If it’s one of the top clubs in the league after my career in the Bundesliga, I’ll do that too. The point is that I love doing it. That, what I’ve always wanted to be is a coach.” “. The first as long as possible in Cologne.

In the current episode “FE: A Male View of Football”, Baumgart also talks about how he spends time after the Bundesliga final, how he shares life with his daughter and what makes Stephen Baumgart such a mark. The full episode is now available on all digital kicker channels and on Spotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podimo and iTunes!

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