Rot-Weiss Essen pulls the rope: coach Christian Neidhart has to leave

Two days before the end of the season in the regional championship, Rot-Weiss Essen caused a sensation. Coach Christian Neidhart has been fired.

Rot-Weiss Essen pulls the trigger in the fight for promotion in Regionalliga West. Two games before the end of the season Christian Neidhart (53) was relieved of his duties as head coach at Hafenstrasse in Essen, according to information from this editorial staff. RWE will formalize the personnel decision this afternoon. In the season finale, the team of Sporting Director Jörn Nowak and U19 coach Vincent Wagner (36) are supported. The successor has not yet been finalized. The club will provide information on this later today.

Rot-Weiss Essen behind Prussia Munster in promotion race

After a disappointing performance at league rivals Wuppertaler SV, the Essen side were knocked out of the Niederrheinpokal on Tuesday evening and thus wasted their chance to qualify for the DFB-Pokal. In the championship, the favorite of the RWE promotion has lost a good starting place in the fight for promotion to the 3rd division in recent weeks. The Essen side are currently two points behind Prussia Münster in second place and are therefore dependent on support.

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Next Saturday (2:00 p.m.) RWE faces a tough away game in Lotte against SV Rödinghausen. Rot Weiss Ahlen is invited to Essen on the last day of the match. For Preußen Münster, Friday evening’s away game in Wiedenbrück and the home game on the last day of the game against 1. FC Köln Under-21s are still on the agenda. RWE needs two wins to maintain its chances of promotion. After the lifeless performance in Wuppertal, RWE officials probably no longer believed that Christian Neidhart could do it. Now, one last push should help achieve the goal after all.

Statistically, Neidhart can look back on a successful spell in Essen. In 89 games as a RWE coach, he won 62. Neidhart averaged an outstanding 2.29 points per game. In his debut season, he led the team to the DFB Cup quarter-finals as a fourth division team. However, only second place in the championship remained behind Borussia Dortmund’s U23s. And this season, too, RWE risked missing out on the big goal of promotion under his leadership, as the team too often faltered in the second half of the season and missed important points.

Rot-Weiss Essen: Vincent Wagner convinces in U19

Former RWE player Vincent Wagner returned to Essen’s Hafenstrasse last summer as U19 coach. This commitment has paid off for the people of Essen. Youth A finished the Bundesliga West season in a sensational sixth place in the standings. Now Wagner could have the chance to lead the professionals into the 3rd division.

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