Pros 03.07.2020 — 12:01 Uhr

Bungert resumes trainee role

The former Mainz captain will transition back into a behind-the-scenes role

Niko Bungert will resume his participation in the Mainz 05 trainee programme ahead of the upcoming season.

Niko Bungert has ended his time as a member of the Mainz 05 coaching staff and will resume his participation in the club's trainee programme. The former Mainz captain had joined Achim Beierlorzer’s staff in a supporting role in November 2019.

“Niko Bungert does not currently see himself working as a coach in the near future, so he will return to his role as a trainee with the club, as previously agreed. He has played an important role at the club and within the coaching staff over the last months, for which we thank him. We are, however, very pleased that he will remain with the club,” said sporting director Rouven Schröder.

“Being part of the coaching staff and getting to end the season on a high was a very exciting time for me,” said Bungert. “At the same time, I want to continue to learn more about the club and its behind-the-scenes responsibilities, as I had planned on doing once my playing career ended. As such, I’m looking forward to being able to continue my participation in the trainee programme, as well as remaining at Mainz 05.”