Christoph and Georg Ball played together at VfR Garching. Now the Marzlingen team will replace Helmut Lucksch as the coaching duo.
Moosinning - When Christoph Ball played for FC Moosinning in the 2004/05 season, he occasionally had his brother Georg with him. "Gigs trained with us as a 15-year-old," says Rupert Lanzinger, the FCM soccer director. There will be a comeback in the new season: the two Marzlingers will become coaches for the district league team. They are replacing Helmut Lucksch, who had come twelve league games before the end of the previous season, but was also unable to prevent relegation.
In the current district league round, the FCM still has chances of being promoted, but Lucksch himself says: "I am absolutely dissatisfied with the course of the season." There were too many draws - with the disgraceful 1-1 at the defeated Türk SV Ingolstadt as Low point. "I always stand in front of the team, but I had to say something in public," said the 50-year-old. However, that was not a criticism of the sports management. Rather, he wanted to make players more responsible.
Lanzinger sounds similar. Accusations? Nothing. He also admits that he expected better results. "But that was not because of the coach." Rather, he criticized the performance of the players, who finally showed their potential in top games such as against Eching and Dornach.
So why the separation? "Our sporting strategy is not 100 percent consistent," explains Lucksch. That is the result of the recent talks. While he absolutely wanted to go back to the national league, it was important for the club to rely on experienced, own people.
Georg Ball is still playing in the regional league
Lucksch showed understanding that the association is acting cautiously - probably also out of fear of losing sponsorship money due to the Corona crisis. Therefore, there was no obligation for a player from a youth performance center. "The man would have taken us further," said the coach, who was once a coach in the A-Youth Bundesliga. He is a performance-oriented coach, but also see the situation of the FCM. “That's why I never insisted on an assistant coach. And that's why I would have continued for the club, ”he says. However, he accepts the decision of the board. "And it all went absolutely correctly."
Lucksch does not see any problems for the end of the season spurt - should there be any because of the corona pandemic - from the decision. "There could even be a boost, because now nobody has an alibi."
And in the new season there will be a whole new impetus, Lanzinger justified the change of coach. And of course Corona is also to blame. “Nobody knows what will happen after the crisis. We cannot promise Helli an absolute top team. So it's good when the team takes a completely new approach. ”
For this, the brothers should get Ball as equal trainers. Christoph, the older of the two, led FC Moosburg to the district league as a player coach. In the current season, the troubled club, last in the district league, separated from its coach. The 39-year-old administrative employee will only emerge when there is a real need. His extended arm on the square will be his brother Georg.
The 30-year-old is still playing for VfR Garching in the regional league. He is a classic six, who probably knows best what his brother wants, with whom he has played for years at VfR. "A lot of ball possession football, not just high and far" - that is how Christoph Ball outlines the philosophy. "And the discipline has to be right, the fitness, of course." The future coach would be happy if his predecessor made the return to the national league. Otherwise, he wanted to play in the district league at the front.
You will no longer see Helmut Lucksch in this class. "I don't like the district league," he says. He was very grateful to the FCM for allowing him to enter the men's area. He would also like to work as a trainer in the future, but in the higher-class performance range.