Christian Borisov, head coach of the SV Fehlbach basketball team, will start Saturday with a home match against third-placed SG Mannheim in the first regional league, which starts on Monday. He tries to climb, and was last managed by Marian Thede in the spring of 2016.
Andreas Simenos caught Christian Borisov on the wrong foot. When the head of department called the 34-year-old earlier this week, it wasn’t about the youth work of the SV Fellbach basketball team he was responsible for. It was a new mission. It was about the men’s head coach position in the first regional league. Just before that, department heads Andreas Siminos and Dario Hadasija had a former coach. Ecovos pedis announced that they wanted to end the cooperation immediately. Before this season, Christian Borisov came to Felbach, convinced that he would primarily work for children and youth and help Ecovos Pedis. That’s why he had to pause before nodding in agreement. “When Andy approached me with the request, it was hard for me to say no,” says Christian BorisovHe will be head coach for the first time at SVF against third-placed SG Mannheim on Saturday (5:30 pm, Gäuäckerhalle I).
Christian Borisov is the ninth head coach in six and a half years
The demanding task for the basketball players at SV Felbach is also high in the demands of the responsible parties. With the team this season, they were promotion favorites before the first ball flew through the basket. That is why the promotion aspirants cannot be satisfied with the table position after the eleventh matchday in this inaugural South West Regional League. After all, they are not accompanied by performances in foreign halls. These usually differ greatly from performances on home soil, and the question has been raised whether two different teams from SV Fellbach will play in this league. In eleven matches, the Felbacher Verbund suffered four defeats; The Sunkings are four points behind Saarlouis – who is fourth in the standings. It is sometimes difficult to explain the drop in performance in away games which is ultimately crucial to the coach’s latest change.
Marian Thade left the SVF shortly after being promoted in 2016
Changes in coaches are not uncommon among basketball players at SV Fellbach. Kristian Borisov is the ninth head coach to step up to the next level after being promoted to the first regional league in the spring of 2016. Promotion coach Marion Thede celebrated with the captain’s team on the day Andreas Simenos And a cup win – before he retired. His idea of the future of the team was very different from the intentions of new department head Andreas Siminos and Dario Hadasija.
Bekim Kukiki came in to replace Marion Thede, but he had already left by January 2017. When the round ended, first Andreas Siminos and then Damir Mandir, who held various positions for SVF, took over. In the following seasons, Jens Leutenecker, Christopher Ferguson and Slobodan Konjevic were involved in the Fellback basketball team – without lasting success.
When Ignaz Sijanas joined the team in the summer of 2019, those responsible for SV Felbach were hoping to finally be able to plan for the long term. But insidious coronaviruses soon dashed this hope. After a very short season, including missing out on the promotion round, Ignas Tsijanas returns to his adopted country of Ireland. In July of last year, the new man on the sidelines at SV Fellbach was named Ecovos Peidis. Before this round, he got an assistant in Christian Borisov, his successor from Monday.
Saturday’s home game is the third-to-last before the short Christmas break. Away games at MTV Stuttgart (December 10) and Licht a week later. “I took over the team in a difficult situation, but I am sure that we can win the next three matches. I love and live challenges,” says Christian Borisov, who wants to continue to be responsible for youth activities at the club. After all, that’s why he originally came to SV Fellbach.
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