Manager sacked after coming up short against Celtic in Europa League

By John McGinley

December 13, 2021

Celtic Europa League opponents Ferencvaros have parted ways with manager Peter Stoger, it was announced by the club today.

Stoger, who has previously managed Borussia Dortmund, arrived at the club in the summer looking to build on their title success of the past few seasons in Hungary.

They currently sit in second in the top-flight, although hold a game in hand on leaders Kisvarda.

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There is no official reason for Stoger’s departure given on the official club website, although his assistants join him and it does come after a 2-0 defeat to Debrecen yesterday.

Ferencvaros had become the whipping boys of Group G in the Europa League, right up until a shock 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on the final matchday last week.

In the matches that mattered for the Hungarians, most notably against Celtic, they came up short. Ange Postecoglou’s side beat them home and away as members of last season’s squad gained revenge for a 2020 Champions League qualifying disaster.

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Had Stoger performed better in Europe and managed to get Ferencvaros into the Conference League at Celtic’s expense, he may well have bought himself more time in the dugout.

Ferencvaros will be hoping to give their league campaign a boost as the Bhoys move on to face Bodo/Glimt in the new UEFA competition in February next year.

In other news, More positive details emerge on Celtic move for Reo Hatate.