Oral departs FSV Frankfurt, Götz given the job

Can Götz help keep FSV Frankfurt in the second tier?

Oral departs FSV Frankfurt, Götz given the job
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Just one day after Tomas Oral was relieved of his duties as FSV Frankfurt head coach, Falko Götz has been appointed to the role.

The 54-year-old has signed on to the end of the campaign, taking over in the wake of the club's 4-1 defeat to VfL Bochum at the weekend.

Oral has failed to see out his remaining few weeks at the helm of Frankfurt, after agreeing to take over at Karlsruher SC next season.

Götz confident Frankfurt can turn things around

Götz can call upon his vast footballing experiences to help dig his new club out of the hole they are currently in.

Having previously played for Bayer Leverkusen, 1. FC Köln and Galatasaray, the former midfielder won the UEFA Cup with Bayer and the league and cup double in Turkey.

He has also taken charge of Hertha BSC, Erzgebirge Aue, Holstein Kiel and 1. FC Saarbrücken.

"The team is strong enough to stay up," he commented. "But we've got to find solutions fast."

Götz added, "I'm fully focused on FSV and convinced we will stay up."

Oral will be able to start working with Karlsruhe's directors sooner than he may have first thought. | Photo source: Imago / Matthias Koch
Oral will be able to start working with Karlsruhe's directors sooner than he may have first thought. | Photo source: Imago / Matthias Koch

A season that flattered to deceive

It's been a topsy-turvy year for the Bornheim side, who looked to be on course for a comfortable mid-table finish as the Winter break approached.

After four wins in their first eight games, FSV have gone on to just three more since then and are currently on a seven-game winless run.

That has seen them slump to 14th, just five points above SC Paderborn 07 and the 2. Bundesliga relegation zone.

Götz will now be looking to start a turnaround with five game remaining as they welcome Paderborn to the Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion on Friday evening.