1. FC Köln next permanent manager odds
1. FC Köln next manager after Steffen Baumgart
Who is 1. FC Köln’s manager?
Steffen Baumgart, who was born in Rostock and trained as a striker, became a professional in 1988 and initially played for SG Dynamo Schwerin, where he also spent part of his youth. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he joined SpVg Aurich, where he played for four years and scored a total of 51 goals in 92 games. From 1994 to 2009 he played for various First and Second League clubs. These included VfL Wolfsburg, Union Berlin and Energie Cottbus.
In 2008, he already took up his first position as co-coach at Germania Schöneiche, but also played for the first team in the North-East Soccer Premier League at the same time. In the 2009/10 season, he was initially coached for one year by 1 FC Magdeburg. The club played in the regional league and finished the season under Baumgart in sixth place.
In the following year he changed again from the coach bench to the court and played in the national class east for the SV Woltersdorf. Here it held him only one year and so he trained as a co-trainer first Hansa Rostock. In 2015 the Rostocker became coach of the Berliner AK 07. Baumgart took over the SC Paderborn 07 in 2017. With the Ostwestfalen he won the Westfalenpokal two years in a row, before the team was promoted from the second to the first Bundesliga at the end of the season 2018/19. The 2019/20 season, however, saw the club struggle against Bundesliga competition, which led to their relegation back to the Bundesliga 2 in June 2020.
On 11 May 2021 Baumgart was appointed 1. FC Köln manager for the 2021–22 season on a 2-year contract.