A mixed welcome for an old Freund

by Matthew Harris on July 11, 2012

Even those who had read the rumours yesterday may have been surprised to see Steffen Freund installed as AVB’s assistant but the club confirmed the appointment earlier today on the official website.

The German international midfielder was with us for 5 years as a player from 1998 before heading to Kaiserslautern in 2003. Famously he never scored for the club in over 100 games and he finished his career with a stint at Leicester City which was most memorable for an ill-fated tour of Spain.

Since quitting as a player, Steffen has worked with the Germany youth set up and coached under Berti McVogts with the Nigerian national side.

His return has been met with a mixed reaction on the social networks but it’s not as if he’s going to be playing again – nor will he be given special responsibility to coach the strikers.

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