Oldies but Goldies: Günther Kerber makes his “comeback” as manager at Bezau
78 (!) year old Klaus Neyer is by far the longest-serving coach in amateur football. Neyer has been sitting on the Walgauer bench alongside Thomas Vonbrül (43) at regional league club Nüziders for five seasons. Now another coaching legend is making his mark on adult football once again, starting in the spring. Günther Kerber (71) celebrated his birthday last Saturday and his belated gift gives the Dornbirn man a coaching job at VfB Bezau, which sits ninth in the Vorarlbergliga, replacing outgoing coach Çetin Batir (34/Egg’s new coach) . A few days ago his son Jürgen Kerber (38) took over as coach of the second team of Austria’s record champion SK Rapid Vienna. Günther Kerber will return as coach for the home match against Frastanz on 30 March next year, with former Rade Plakalovic (63) Bezau’s forward Dursun Karatay (39) will no longer be able to score against Kerber because Karatay is going to the weak team SC Tisis (1st national team). A few days ago, a new artificial turf field with state-of-the-art floodlights was built in Bezau to ensure the best training and competition conditions. For Kerber, Bezau becomes the third forest club he will be responsible for, after Riefensberg and Langenegg. Kerber most recently worked as youth coach (U-7, U-11) and sports director of Viktoria Bregenz, which has just joined the regional league. In adult football, Kerber led the FC Dornbirn women’s team to the second division two years ago.