Created on 28-04-2009 at 00:00 AM
Mehmet Scholl will coach the Bayern reserves, officially known as FC Bayern II, until the end of this season. The former Bayern midfielder, who has coached the club’s U-13 youth team since ending his playing career in 2007, thus steps into the breach left by FCB II boss Hermann Gerland’s appointment as assistant to caretaker head coach Jupp Heynckes.
“Mehmet was one of the greats as a player, and has begun learning the ropes as a coach in the youth section,” commented Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, “we’ve entrusted him with this new responsibility in the full knowledge that he’ll inspire and successfully coach our young reserve team.” Scholl will be supported by Gerd Müller, who remains assistant coach of the second team.
Scholl scored 87 goals in 334 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern, with a further 18 goals in 88 European appearances. During his playing career with Munich, he won the Bundesliga eight times, the DFB Cup five times, and the Champions League, the World Club Cup and the UEFA Cup once each. He earned 35 caps for Germany and was part of the side which claimed the EURO 1996 trophy in England.