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Fürth unveil Marc Schneider as new trainer

By Peter Vice

Relegated Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth introduced their new head-coach on Tuesday. 

Former FC Zurich squad captain Marc Schneider makes the jump to the 2. Bundesliga after previous stints in the Swiss league and Belgian second division. 

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For the relegated Middle Franconians of SpVgg Greuther Fürth, the club's next chapter begins with a new Swiss trainer. Forty-one-year-old Marc Schneider will take over for the departed Stefan Leitl, who left the club to coach Hannover 96 after three-and-a-half years in charge. 

Schneider's coaching career began with his hometown club FC Thun. After working his way up the coaching ranks to serve a brief interim-trainer-stint in 2015. He then coached the club for a three-year-stint in the top division.

Schneider next stop was Belgian second division side Waasland-Beveren. He took over at the beginning of the current campaign and was dismissed in February. The Fürth appointment came as a surprise, as Schneider's name had not been traded by any German media sources.

"The philosophy and path that Marc presented to us in the talks coincides with what we envision," SpVgg sporting director Rachid Azzouzi remarked at Schneider's unveiling, "We immediately discovered that we were on the same wavelength and are pleased to have found a coach who wishes to fashion a successful future together with us."

"It was quickly apparent to me that me and the club would be a good fit," Schneider himself added, "I like that the values are realistic, yet ambitious. I'm delighted that they've placed faith in me and will do everything to ensure that we will experience a good era together."

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