The first Bavarian Champion of the German Bundesliga (season 1965/66) the TSV 1860 Munich has a new coach. After 10 match days without victory (6 draws, 4 losses) and place 17 in the Second Bundesliga, a league of 18, coach Benno Möhlmann took over from Torsten Fröhling.
The 61-year-old is a legend of Germany’s Second Bundesliga and has coached 501 matches so far, which makes him the most experienced coach of the league. Sueddeutsche.de writes about the decision to hire Möhlmann: “A more glamorous solution was dispensed and the 61-year-old is more likely to serve until things around the troubled club stabilize a bit.”
The TSV 1860 Munich once owned the huge Allianz Arena together with FC Bayern but had to sell their share to Bayern because of financial problems after falling out of the First league. They are now still playing at the oversized stadium since the City of Munich didn’t agree to partake in the renovation of the clubs old stadium some ten years ago. The cost of the stadium is one of the things that don’t allow for more stability of the “Lions” (die Löwen). The club barely managed to stay in the league at the end of the past season after defeating Holstein Kiel in two relegation matches.
The first official match with coach Möhlmann is set for Monday, October 19th at home against another club with massive heritage and troubles Karlsruher SC.