"Conflict of interest": Bender twins are not returning to the lions after all
Created: 06/23/2022, 10:28 am
By: Corbinian Kothny
Will not return to TSV 1860 for the time being: Lars (left) and Sven Bender (right).
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It had been hinted at in the last few days.
Lars and Sven Bender are not returning to TSV 1860 after all.
Instead, the twins take on a task at the DFB.
– The joy was great among the fans of TSV 1860 Munich when it was said: Lars and Sven Bender are returning to Grünwalder Straße.
The two figureheads should take on a mentoring role in the youth academy and support the Cubs with their experience.
But nothing will come of it for the time being.
The German Football Association (DFB) intervened.
Lars Bender becomes assistant coach for the U15s and brother Sven assists with the U16s.
TSV 1860: Gorenzel wanted to bring the Bender twins back as players
A bitter disappointment for Löwen sports director Günther Gornezel.
“We had come a long way in the talks, details had been worked out.
But then the offer came from the DFB.
There they have the opportunity to do all their coaching licenses.
In addition, working for the DFB is a huge opportunity for your career.
Unfortunately, this means that they are in a conflict of interest if they also work with us in the offspring at the same time," Gornezel explained to "
It is the second time that Gorenzel has failed with a return campaign for fan favorites.
"Two years ago, the plan was for them to end their great careers with us as players, but that didn't happen," reports the Austrian.
As is well known, the two brothers ended their professional careers at Bayer Leverkusen and played for their hometown club TSV Brannenburg in the district league last season.
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Despite the renewed setback, Gorenzel does not want to rule out a return for the Benders: "I have had a close, good and trusting relationship with both of them for over 15 years and it will remain so.
Who knows what will come in the next few years, and they have categorically not ruled out a return.
Never say never." (