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Ingolstadt makes history and appoints female head coach

The German third-tier side FC Ingolstadt 04 has appointed the 32-year-old Sabrina Wittmann as head coach. It’s the first time a woman has been given this role with a men’s team in any of Germany’s top three divisions. During the last four games of the previous season, she already was Ingolstadt’s caretaker manager after Michael Köllner got sacked. Under her tenure, the club was unbeaten hence why Ingolstadt has now decided to appoint her permanently.

Sabrina Wittmann Ingolstadt

Sabrina Wittmann was born in Ingolstadt and was playing for the club’s youth team. When she was sixteen, she moved to Kentucky (USA) where she played high school football. In 2009, Wittmann returned to Germany and joined the academy of FC Ingolstadt 04 as a coach. After being with the club for fifteen years, she has now been given the role of head coach of the men’s first team.

“When I took over the first team in May on an interim basis, I had hoped that it wouldn’t just be a short adventure,” Wittmann said. “With every moment that I spent with the team after that, my wish to be allowed to stay long-term in this position grew stronger.”