The Name of Felix Magath, the former coach of Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Schalke, was high on the wish list (LOOK told).

at The last Moment the table last decides in favour of a man with no big names in the football business. Born in Croatia, Tomislav “Tommy” Stipic to ensure GC of the League-the receipt!

CEO Manuel Huber is convinced that with Stipic the right man in the Mission of the “relegation” were found. “We have opted for a strong, technically well-qualified personality. We need in the current Situation, a head coach, with strong analytical skills, new ideas and a high level of energy, in order to pass the Mission League holding successfully,” said Huber in an official media release of the Grasshoppers.

Stipic says about his new job: “It will be a very intense Phase for the entire team. My Mission is clear, and I’m going to this goal is to make everything subordinate to it.”

a relegation battle-experience the new GC-the head coach has more than he bargained for: Stipic got off 2015 with Erzgebirge Aue in the third highest German League. A year later, he suffered the third-division club Stuttgarter Kickers as a firefighter with the same fate, down in League 4. Only a door missing at the end. He knows also the opposite way: With the U17 team from Ingolstadt Stipic, the climb is successful.

Recently trained Stipic, who grew up in Germany, the U19 of Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.

Worked “on the side” – layer at Audi

Stipic a skilled carpenter and industrial mechanic. The 1.90 m wide former Central defender is married with four school-age sons. He worked at the beginning of his career as a youth coach “on the side” for 15 years in layer service at Audi. This will please him: For GC you drive Audi.

To get started, waiting for the Fink’s successor on Saturday, a steep for a cover chunks: champion YB comes to the Letzigrund. And then we go to Sion.