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Sandro Wagner: Half of the Bundesliga wanted me.


As a player, Sandro Wagner played for numerous clubs in the Bundesliga, including FC Bayern, Werder Bremen and Hertha BSC. But there could have been more. Because now the young coach has revealed that numerous clubs knocked on the door at the end of his career at the age of only 33.

After playing almost his entire career in Germany, Sandro Wagner ended his professional career at the end of 2019 abroad with the Chinese first division club Tianjin Jinmen Tiger with coach Uli Stielike. At that time, the former international was just 33 years old.

When asked by the football magazine “11Freunde” if he couldn’t have played a few more years, Wagner said: “No kidding: half the Bundesliga wanted to get me.”

However, the ex-attacker, who scored a total of 44 goals in Germany’s top flight, did not reveal which clubs were interested.

Wagner celebrated his Bundesliga debut in the FC Bayern jersey in the 2007/2008 season, but then moved on and ran on the bel étage for Werder Bremen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Hertha BSC, Darmstadt 98, 1899 Hoffenheim and most recently again for Munich, before continuing to China.

At the end of his career after his time at Tianjin, “but there was no offer for me,” emphasized the 35-year-old, who is now a coach with the Unterhaching game association and is about to be promoted from the Bavarian regional league to the 3rd division .

Wagner: That’s how I plan my coaching career

“Everyone always told me that I should enjoy my time as a player as long as possible,” Wagner looked back and revealed: “It was different for me: I couldn’t wait to finally become a coach.”

However, Wagner will only stay with SpVgg until the end of the season. After that he moves on. To where? Not clear! “That will be decided shortly. Completely independent of the success with Haching, I would like to continue after a good two years in order to be able to develop a bit again in a new environment. I would like to gain new experience, fill my toolbox further,” explained the former Striker.

“I’ll finish my A license in the summer, and at the end of 2024 I’ll start with my football teacher, only then can I train professional clubs,” continued Wagner, who has a clear goal in mind: “But I think: as long as I have for my football career I won’t have to wait to arrive as a coach in the Bundesliga.”

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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