Union Berlin Coach Leaves Team Camp Ahead Of Game With Bayern

"The reason (for his departure) are purely private and have nothing to do with any corona infection or the quarantine guidelines for the restart of the Bundesliga,"

Union Berlin will finish preparing for their Bundesliga season restart at home to leader Bayern Munich on Sunday without head coach Urs Fischer.

Urs Fischer has to leave the team hotel in Lower Saxony for personal reasons, Union Berlin said in a statement, adding that his assistant would oversee the training.

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The Bundesliga this weekend becomes the first major league to return to action in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after a two months suspension.

“The reason (for his departure) are purely private and have nothing to do with any corona infection or the quarantine guidelines for the restart of the Bundesliga,” Union said.

The club added that the latest batch of testing of players and staff came out negative.

“Training will be taken over for the coming days by assistant coaches Mark Hoffmann and Sebastian Boenig.”

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It was unclear when Urs Fischer will return to the bench as all league teams have to remain in complete isolation for seven days before the restart of the campaign.

This is part of a set of health and safety measures placed by the government for the safe resumption of the Bundesliga.

Promoted Union Berlin are in 11th place on 30 points eight points above the relegation playoff spot, and on track to stay up.

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