My Thoughts about Sandro Schwarz as the New Head Coach of NYRB

FC Cincinnati v New York Red Bull - 2023 MLS Cup Final
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In December 14th the Red Bulls made a fleury of news one of them was the announcement that they have reached a conclusion to their vacancy in the manager position. The 20th manager in club history is Sandro Schwarz. Schwarz has been at the head of Bundesliga sides like Hertha Berlin BSC and 1. FSV Mainz 05 and also been a part of Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Premier Division. He started his managerial career in the Regionligas with 1.FC Eschborn in 2011.

 With Eschborn, he managed to have a 48% win percentage in 70 matches. The team under Schwarz won the Hessenliga in his second season and then got relegated in the Regionliga Sudwest in 2013. After his tenure with FC Eschborn he moved to the academy system of FC Mainz 05. Inside of Mainz, he managed the second squad in 2015 to the end of the 2017 where he posted a 31.46% win percentage in the 3rd Liga, he later got promoted to the senior team.

 With the senior team in Mainz, he had the same win percentage that he had with the senior squad. In the two seasons that he was at Mainz, he coached the team in the Bundesliga. He took the reigns of Mainz's squad in the begining of the 2017 Bundesliga season to the middle of the 2019 season.

In the 2020 season he then managed the Dynamo Moscow senior squad. This spell was the most frutitous of his managerial career in which he had a 53.45% win percentage. The main highlight in this spell was the appearence in the Russian Cup final, only losing to Spartak Moscow. He also led the team to a seventh place in the league table.

The only lowlight in his career is his time as the head guy of Hertha Berlin when the team was relegated at the end of the season.

The more pressing issue in his record is the fact that the amount of players that are used seem to be lower in each spell of his. When he started his career he had 71 players play and that diminished to only 29 in his time in the German capital. When he was the most successful was when he 57 players over time play under him.