Heiko Herrlich, the new coach of FC Augsburg, will not be on the bench next Saturday for the resumption of the Bundesliga. The 48-year-old trainer has not complied with the mandatory quarantine. He confessed to leaving the players’ hotel to buy toothpaste and skin cream from a supermarket.
“I made a mistake by leaving the hotel. Even though I followed all hygiene measures during my absence, I cannot undo this”, can be read on the website of the Bundesliga number 14, which was held on Saturday in a game without an audience competes against VfL Wolfsburg.
Herrlich himself has determined his sentence. “In this situation I have not set a good example and because of this misconduct I will not lead the training on Friday and I will not be in charge of the team against Wolfsburg on Saturday.”
The Bundesliga has strict safety rules in place to play football again in corona times. One of the measures is to be quarantined in a training camp at least seven days before the start of the season. In addition, players and staff are regularly tested for the corona virus.