Urs Fischer may still be able to travel to Sweden in time to coach Bundesliga leaders 1. FC Union Berlin. After the 56-year-old tested positive for the corona virus on Sunday, several recent tests were negative.
“He’s doing well,” said Union communications chief Christian Arbeit at the press conference for the game on matchday 3 in the Europa League against Malmö FF on Thursday. They would hope that Fischer would then be with them again.
Despite Fischer’s absence, the preparations were the same as always, his assistant Markus Hoffmann assured. “The exchange was the same, only over the phone and not in the office.” With a view to the game against the Swedish champions, who also still have no points in Group D of the Europa League, Hoffmann emphasized: “This is not a final because it is not the last game.” But you don’t have to sugarcoat anything either.