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Ingolstadt wants enrichment for the Bundesliga

Ralph Hasenhüttl, ex-KV Mechelen and Lierse, wants positive football to extract in the first year in the Bundesliga for FC Ingolstadt 04.

Ralph Hasenhüttl (left), coach of the doctoral Ingolstadt, has a Belgian past. © BELGAIMAGE

As many as 2500 fans showed up for the first training of the German doctoral candidate FC Ingolstadt 04, which is led by the Austrian ex-attacker Ralph Hasenhüttl (47). That name would probably ring a bell, after the passages in Belgium at KV Mechelen (1996/97) and Lierse (1997/98). In may, there were still 10,000 supporters present at the kampioenenviering of the team from Oberbayern, who last season in his Audi Sportpark (capacity: 15.734 places) average 9932 spectators could captivate.

“This is top, really,” said Hasenhüttl in the German magazine Kicker. “Last year it was here at the resumption in the pouring rain, but a hundred people cheered us on. Now we come apparently, with the Bundesliga in a totally different world.” Ingolstadt is a city of 130,000 inhabitants, the budget increases later thanks to the contribution of car brand Audi from 20 to 40 million euro. “I want to be with my team would like to enrich the Bundesliga”, says the coach, who likes to unpack with a dominant offensive game. “We certainly have no fear, but will boldly continue to the bitter end.”

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