Sat 20 November 2021 | 14:06

Werder coach Anfang quits after fake vaccine certificate probe

The Werder Bremen coach has parted ways with his side as he is being investigated for using a forged Covid-19 vaccine certificate.

Markus Anfang

’s case is being examined by public prosecutors and he has denied the accusation when talking with

Werder Bremen

before quitting on Saturday.

Werder were relegated in May and ended their 40-year run in the


, with Anfang being appointed in June to guide the team back to the top flight.

Now the club has pronounced that Anfang and his assistant Florian Junge had both quit.

The coach also said on Thursday that he was vaccinated twice and hopes for the matter to be "cleared up quickly", but it has yet to materialize.

A club statement read:

"Head coach Markus Anfang and assistant coach Florian Junge resigned from their offices with immediate effect on Saturday morning. The reason for the decision are the public prosecutor's investigations against both coaches and the resulting unrest in and around the club."

Anfang commented on his leave by saying:

"Due to the extremely stressful situation for the club, the team, my family and myself, I have decided that I will end my job as Werder Bremen's head coach with immediate effect."

The club’s announcement was released before their clash against


on Saturday.

Werder managing director of football Frank Baumann said:

"With their step, Markus and Florian take on responsibility and thus contribute to ending the unrest that has arisen around the club and the team in the last few days. We respect their decision and will now start looking for a new head coach."

According to Saturday’s reports, Clemens Fritz, Werder's head of professional football and scouting, has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not feature for his side when they lock horns with Schalke.

source: SportMob

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