SCR Altach’s new sporting director, Georg Festetics, is preparing for the remainder of the season at his new club. Festetics introduced themselves in their new role on Wednesday and described “characteristic, brave and risky football” as a mid-range target.
Together with Philip Netzer as a link to the academy and youth teams, as well as chief scout Wolfgang Mayer, Festetics will lead the club, which was battling relegation last season, to the top six.
SCRA President Peter Pfanner spoke of a “proven expert” that could be directed to the Altach. So Festetics prevailed in the shortlist of three candidates. “We saw the global network he had and the experience he was able to gain in Monaco,” says Pfanner. Festetics is expected to contribute eight years of experience in various positions at Ligue 1 AS Monaco. He worked in the emirate as a scout, assistant to the sports director and representative of the International Affairs Association.
According to Vanner, with the Kitzbühel native, the Altachers want to “pick up what we were before in the mid-range”—that is, away from the lower ranks of the table. Unification is the order of the day. Vestetics said the goal for the next six months is designed to “get close to the champion group and make room in the back”. “This season we will not be able to talk about football possession and attractive football, but it will be a battle.”
“The truth is we got a lot of goals”
The preliminary stage is currently the arrangement of the day for the new sporting director. The exchange with coach Miroslav Klose takes place every day. “We want the same,” confirmed Vestetics, whose task during the long winter break will likely be primarily team planning. However, the team is in a good position: “There must be some reinforcements. The truth is that we scored a lot of goals.” The defender is at the top of the list.
Unlike domestic competitors Austria Lustenau, the Altach did not want to let go. Participation in Austrian fate should not be shaken. An abundance of the Legion is not expected in the future. According to Pfanner, SCRA should establish itself as a training ground for young Vorarlbergers. Motto “Think regionally, complete nationally”.
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