The German Hockey Federation has appointed Markus Weise as the interim coach of the Germany Men’s hockey team after Coach Stephen Kermus stepped down.
Coach Markus will help the Germany men’s hockey team in preparation for the Olympic Qualifiers that will take place on 2nd and 3rd November 2019 in Mönchengladbach against the Austrian men’s hockey team.
The 56-year-old has previously coached the Germany men from 2007 to 2015 and helped the team secure two Olympic victories and two European champion titles before he moved to to his director role in the German Football Association (DFB).
The job for the DFB had ended five weeks ago and he is available for a limited period until the Olympic Qualifier.
DHB Sports Director Heino Knuf said he was immensely happy Markus was available to take up the post.
“We are incredibly happy to have found this solution with Markus Weise for this is an important qualification task,” Knuf said.
“Markus brings everything you need for such an important short-term commitment. He knows the team well, knows the environment of the team and has the highest technical expertise that I can imagine,” said Knuf.
Speaking on his new role, Coach Markus Weise said he is happy to be back.
“I am looking forward to this task with the boys, with the clear goal of Olympic qualification. And I am also willing to help shape the new beginning.” Coach Markus said.