Cologne coach Markus Gisdol and his Hertha counterpart Bruno Labbadia have a fair bit in common. Not long ago they were being lauded for their exceptional work, soon they could be looking for new jobs. It seems fitting that one could decide the other’s future on Matchday 16. They’re not alone, Sebastian Hoeness’ future at Hoffenheim is far from safe, too. Kick off! looks at coaches and their fate.
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The Bundesliga wraps up the first half of the 2020/21 season on matchday 17. Usually that’d be just before the holidays, but this season there was no time and fixtures have piled up. How’s it look at the halfway mark? Bayern Munich are on top, while Dortmund are struggling. The biggest surprises are Union Berlin’s success and Schalke’s disappointment. Kick off! at the season’s midpoint.