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Former Bundesliga coach Peter Neururer accepted a director role at fourth division team SG Wattenscheid 09 despite thinking he was originally being offered the managerial position at Schalke 04.
Following Domenico Tedesco's sacking last season, Neururer believed that he was being contacted by Josef Schusenberg, a former Schalke board member to take a job back at the Bundesliga outfit.
However, Schusenberg was not involved with Schalke anymore, and is instead involved on the SG Wattenschied 09 board.
"Exactly at the time when Schalke had fired Domenico Tedesco. Jupp asked me if I could help him out and told me what the club wanted to build. 'Great, I'm in!', I said.
"He then immediately made it clear to me that I shouldn't make any big salary demands. That wasn't a problem for me either.
"So I promised that I would be 100 percent involved. But with the footnote that I can't guarantee Champions League qualification in the coming season".
Following this, the phone went quiet.
Schusenberg then explained he was involved with the Regionalliga side, the fourth division of Germany.
Despite learning this, Neururer still decided to take the role of sporting director, citing that he was 'a man of his word'.
Neururer has managed a string of Bundesliga clubs so this step down is commendable.
:flag_de: German coach Peter Neururer accepted a job at 4th division side SG Wattenscheid 09 thinking he was being offered the head coaching position at Bundesliga side Schalke 04
When he realised his mistake, he took the job anyway because he says he is a man of his word :joy: pic.twitter.com/DzLmcVhlQK
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) June 7, 2019
This is not the only entertaining news coming out of the lower leagues in Germany this year.
TV Jahn Hiesfeld manager Markus Kay was spotted wearing full fishing gear as they fell to a heavy 5-0 defeat against TSV Meerbusch in their final fifth division game.
Kay had been informed via WhatsApp that he would be relieved of his duties at the end of the season.
As a protest, Kay wore full fishing gear, complete with fishing rod, for his last game in charge.
German 5th division side TV Jahn Hiesfeld told their manager, with one game of the season left, he wouldn't be in charge next season.
As a protest he wore full fishing gear, complete with fishing rod, for his last game in charge. pic.twitter.com/8e1v5WZ0ME
- Kenny Legg (@AiTinpot) June 3, 2019
If anything, this shows how entertaining football outside the top leagues can be, we hope it continues.
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