Buckens shocked by Furth exit

Former Greuther Furth coach Mike Buskens has admitted his dismissal last week came as a shock.

Last Updated: 25/02/13 at 10:46 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists Virgil van Dijk does not want to leave

Post comment

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists Virgil van Dijk does not want to leave the Scottish Premiership leaders in January.

Transfer news: Celtic manager Ronny Deila wants to hang on to best players

1 comments

Celtic boss Ronny Deila says keeping his best players will take priority over acquisitions in the transfer window.

All Articles

Mike Buskens: 'I am still trying to

Mike Buskens: 'I am still trying to

Buskens was fired with the club rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga, but he told Sport1 television that he was nevertheless surprised to be given the sack on Wednesday night.

"I am still trying to come to terms with it," he said after seeing his former team take a point against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

"It was definitely surprising for me, but I just had to accept it."

Buskens will still go down in the history books as the first man to lead the Bavarian club into the top flight, but that was little solace given the way his adventure on the Furth bench ended.

"It's a true shame because I've been through so much in these years with Furth and experienced some incredible, unforgettable moments," he said.

"I just think back to my first game against Kaiserslautern when the club were in 15th place and we were able to escape.

"Then fourth place and just missing out on promotion in what had been the club's best season ever, and then the cherry on top was the promotion and the DFB-Pokal semi-final against Borussia Dortmund.

"The celebrations and the people I got to know - I'm grateful for everything and I will cherish it all, I just wish it had not ended this way."

With just two wins all season, and without a victory at home, Buskens could nevertheless accept that the situation was precarious.

However, he felt he should still have been given more time to put things right and try to save the club from an immediate relegation back to the second division.

"Of course I believed that I could turn things around, and we were often close to doing so," he said.

"We weren't inferior to that many teams, but we just did not take our chances. Unfortunately, we just lacked efficiency, but things take a course of their own sometimes in football and that was the case in Furth."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Rooney Enjoying 'Scholes' Role

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is revelling in his position as an attacking central midfielder, after he scored twice in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha in Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR.

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky give 10-man Arsenal 2-1 win over QPR

Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky gave Arsenal a 2-1 win over QPR despite Olivier Giroud's second-half sending off.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property