FC sign Horst Heldt and Markus Gisdol
1. FC Köln have set-up their new sporting leadership. Horst Heldt will be Sporting Managing Director, Markus Gisdol will be the new FC head coach.
FC under-14s head to England
1. FC Köln’s youth academy made the trip to England recently, to get a taste of what could lie ahead in the future. Trips to Tottenham and Liverpool followed, with wins as well.
Aehlig: “We have a profile”
After the tough loss against Hoffenheim and the sacking of head coach, Achim Beierlorzer, the FC players started the new training week on Monday. André Pawlak and Manfred Schmid are taking care of things on an interim basis. At the end of the session, Frank Aehlig, sporting director at FC, spoke about the current situation.
FC and Achim Beierlorzer part ways
1. FC Köln and Achim Beierlorzer have parted ways with immediate effect. André Pawlak and Manfred Schmid will take over in the interim.
Defeat at home to Hoffenheim
1. FC Köln fell to defeat to Hoffenheim at the RheinEnergieSTADION on Friday evening. Jhon Cordoba had given FC the lead at half-time but Sargis Adamyan and a late VAR penalty from Jürgen Locadia broke hearts once more.
FC and Armin Veh terminate contract
Armin Veh is no longer managing director of 1. FC Köln. This decision has been taken by Veh and the FC Board independent of the Hoffenheim game.
Preview before the home game against Hoffenheim
1. FC Köln take on TSG Hoffenheim at the RheinEnergieSTADION to kick off Bundesliga Matchday 11. It is also the final game before the last international break of the year and the run up to Christmas.
Crunching the numbers: Hoffenheim at home
Friday nights under the lights. 1. FC Köln welcome TSG Hoffenheim to the RheinEnergieSTADION on Friday evening. Achim Beierlorzer is keen to make it back-to-back home wins as FC head into the international break.
FC Board gives Achim Beierlorzer their trust
After intensive discussions, the Board, the Managing Directors, the Sport Competence Team and the Joint Committee of 1. FC Köln have decided that Achim Beierlorzer will remain head coach. He should turn things around, together with the team, against TSG Hoffenheim.