Thumbs up: Manni Schwabl and SpVgg Unterhaching will play the two relegation games against Energie Cottbus. © Imago/Sven Leifer
Now it's official. SpVgg Unterhaching competes in the relegation to the 3rd league. The Bavarian Football Association has announced the champion.
Munich – Finally, there is certainty. SpVgg Unterhaching has given the commitment to the relegation and will compete in the two relegation games to the 3rd league. After weeks of back and forth, it is clear that Sandro Wagner's team will face Energie Cottbus on Wednesday, 7 June 2023. On 11 June, the suburbs await the champions of the Regionalliga Nordost for the second leg at the Hachinger Sportpark.
The official confirmation of the Sielvereinigung is still pending, but the Bavarian Football Association confirmed to BR on Whit Monday that the association with SpVgg Unterhaching has "reported its participant in the promotion games to the 3rd league on time". On Sunday evening, Manni Schwabl kept a low profile in the TV show Blickpunkt Sport. "If we take the hurdles that the DFB has imposed on us, we will go into the relegation games against Energie Cottbus," said the Haching president in an interview with Markus Othmer.
SpVgg Unterhaching competes against Energie Cottbus in the relegation to the 3rd league
Sandro Wagner, was already optimistic on Saturday evening in the Current Sports Studio that he will go into the two finals with his team. "I assume. Of course, these are not my decisions, but as a young coach these are two huge games," said the 35-year-old on ZDF. "My boys are delighted. We still have two weeks left, then we can go on vacation."
Claus-Dieter "Pele" Wollitz, coach of opponents Energie Cottbus, called on Manfred Schwabl to finally show his colours on Saturday after the draw against BSG Chemie Leipzig. "I appreciate the President of Unterhaching as a sincere, respectful person. But he also has a responsibility towards Energie Cottbus," said the 57-year-old, who will first face FSV Luckenwalde in the state cup final on Saturday. (Boris Manz/jb)