It’s not only young players from mainfranken who make it into the junior teams of spvgg greuther furth. With silvio scintu, a wurzburg coach will join the performance center of the new bundesliga team next season. The 41-year-old A-license holder will in future be co-coaching furth’s U14 talents, who are currently still in with a chance of promotion to the bavarian league. "I was surprised when i got a call from furth a few months ago asking me if i was interested," says scintu: "i didn’t expect this after having only trained in a small club so far."
Scintu took over the U15 juniors of SSV kitzingen as rookies in the bavarian league a year ago in his first stint as a coach. Against competitors such as jahn regensburg, the second team of the 1. FC nurnberg and FC schweinfurt 05 were unable to avoid immediate relegation despite often close results. "Probably the recognizable development of the kitzingen team has contributed to the fact that i received the offer from greuther furth," scintu states: "when a professional club inquires, you simply have to respond to it."At the "kleeblatt" sports center, around 260 players aged between 6 and 23 are currently being trained in 16 teams. More than 50 full-time and part-time employees and volunteers take care of the successful further youngsters there.
As a player, silvio scintu once made it into the district league with SSV kitzingen after passing through the youth department of wurzburger FV and later playing mainly in the second team of the team from zellerau. In addition to his club activities, the public service employee is a member of the coaching team of a wurzburg soccer school. "I’m going to stay in wurzburg for the time being, especially since i don’t yet know how rough the terrain will be for me in furth," says the german-italian.