Success coach Steffen Baumgart from Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln openly talked about his former financial need.
“I was at the bottom back then,” said Baumgart in an interview with the “Baumgart Bild” about the time when he couldn’t even pay for the approximately 20,000 euros for the football teacher course at the DFB: “At the time I was no longer Barrier. My wife made the money for our family. “
The former professional had registered unemployed for a few days after his return from China in 2002. However, the low point was in 2010 when, as a coach of 1. FC Magdeburg, he did not get a new contract. “The financial reserves were quickly used up,” revealed the 50-year-old.
During this time, Hans-Peter Finkbeiner, owner of a fashion label, helped him. He also paid the football teacher costs.
Baumgart also passes on these experiences to his players. “I have already said my boys in the cabin that I am someone who has also experienced other times,” said the coach: “And that they have to be clear that they have the privilege of being a football professional. “