Celtic win has Ferencvaros boss fielding resignation questions from Hungarian media

By Euan Davidson

November 5, 2021

Hungarian media outlets were asking Peter Stöger, Ferencvaros boss, about his job following the 3-2 loss to Celtic.

Ferencvaros fans were heard singing “Auf Wiedersehn!” to the Austrian tactician, with the Hungarian side losing their second consecutive game to the Hoops.

The result has Ferencvaros sitting dead last in the Europa League Group G, having conceded 10 goals and lost all 4 games [UEFA].

Stöger, who took over from Serhiy Rebrov in the summer, is now under immense pressure. Last year, the Hungarian champions were a UEFA Champions League side.

Asked for his reaction to the fans’ unhappiness, Stöger said [Nemzeti Sport]:

“It’s not a pleasant situation, but we have to accept the reactions of the fans. The boys could see the disillusionment in the locker room, which can be attributed to the result and the mood of the stands. An important match awaits us this weekend. We need to focus on that, I also drew the players’ attention to that.

“Unfortunately, we made several mistakes in today’s match, mostly in defense. These are hard to compensate [for] and come back into the match, but at the beginning of the second half it worked out, it was possible to feel the boys were ready to fight. 

“Unfortunately, such errors do not fit into this level.”

Ferencvaros 2-3 Celtic | LIVE Reaction

Ferencvaros 2-3 Celtic | LIVE Reaction

Celtic causing deeper problems for Ferencvaros after consecutive Europa League wins

It’s never nice to hear of managers being under pressure. However, the difference between Ferencvaros this year and last is stark.

Stöger, formerly Borussia Dortmund, Köln and Austria Vienna manager, is most certainly under the microscope. With the attacking talent at his disposal, he’s certainly capable of causing problems for opposition teams. The Celtic result last night is ample evidence of that.

In a group that features Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen too, it was always going to be an uphill battle for the Hungarian champions. Celtic fans would also suggest that Group G is a particularly unkind draw.

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Being dominated on your own turf, though? It’s never going to reflect well. Meanwhile in the league, last year’s NB 1. champions sit second, with a game in hand on leaders Kisvárda [Transfermarkt]. It’s not the dominant season fans would’ve been hoping for.

Clearly a passionate bunch, it seems Ferencvaros supporters are losing patience with the boss after two defeats to Celtic. Their objections were loud and clear on full-time last night in the Groupama Arena.

Celtic go marching on, their agenda in Europe being abundantly clear. For Ferencvaros, it’s a rather more grim outlook.

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