Jan Siewert confirmed as Mainz head coach

Mainz have ended speculation over their long-term trainer position by confirming that interim coach Jan Siewert has been given a full-time contract until 2026. 

The 41-year-old took over temporary control of the Nullfünfer in November when the club took the difficult decision to part company with Bo Svensson. Having previously coached the juniors and the U-23 side he has (following the Mainz way) graduated to becoming the permanent first-team trainer.

His temporary spell in charge has seen him win one, draw four and lose two with Mainz finishing the year in 16th place in the Bundesliga table (off the bottom only on goal difference). 

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“We have analysed the sporting situation in great detail and in depth and have given ourselves the necessary time to do so” explained sporting director Christian Heidel. “We are convinced that with Jan Siewert we will achieve our sporting goal of staying in the league and that “We made the best decision for Mainz 05. Jan Siewert gave the team positive impulses, he also enjoys great support from the team and  staff  , he knows the club and is passionate about this task.”

The new trainer remains confident the club can get themselves out of their current predicament. “I am very happy about the trust of the club, which I have already felt in the past few weeks. We have always had an open exchange with each other. We have a common task ahead of us for our club. I am sure that we will master this task with the quality of the team, our team spirit and solidarity with our fans and in the club.”

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