Professionals | 06/12/2017

Contract until 2020

Armin Veh becomes new General Manager

1. FC Köln has filled the important role of General Manager. Armin Veh will take on the role aside Alexander Wehrle beginning on 11 December. The 56-year-old signed a contract that will keep him at the club until 30 June 2020.

“In Armin Veh, we found a candidate that fulfils our criteria perfectly. He has plenty of experience to show for and brings with him success, including during times of crisis. He is a communicator and leader that will fit well to our team in Geissbockheim. In addition, he knows Alexander Wehrle well from their time together at VfB Stuttgart,” said FC President Werner Spinner. “That we were able to convince Armin Veh to take on this role is a strong signal for FC that will do us good.”

FC Managing Director Alexander Wehrle states: “I have always said that we need a sporting background in a leadership role and I am very happy that we were able to fill this vacancy with Armin Veh. His experience gives us the composure we need in order to come out of this difficult phase.”

Armin Veh states: “I am very excited about the opportunity to take on a long-term project at 1. FC Köln. The representatives of FC impressed me right from the start and I see this as a major challenge and opportunity to make something happen at this fascinating traditional football club. I have my fingers crossed for the players and coach for Thursday’s match in Belgrade and the subsequent match on Sunday against SC Freiburg.”

Armin Veh has the experience of over 600 Bundesliga matches as coach for teams like Eintracht Frankfurt, Hamburger SV, and VfB Stuttgart, with which he became champion in 2007. In the 2009/10 season he took on a dual role for VfL Wolfsburg as coach and general manager. His move to 1. FC Köln is the end of his coaching career.

Armin Veh will officially be presented on Monday, 11 December.

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