On Instagram, Büskens gave an insight into his workout – live via tablet. Even in the square he can not stand because of a corona disease. The 53-year-old thanked for many motivating letters, but emphasized: “This is not about Mike Bükens, it’s about the club. We are all called together to tackle the remaining nine games as successfully as possible.”
Actually, he revealed, the job was no longer his goal as the main manager. The possibility of a release as now with his ex-boss Dimitrios Grammozis stopped him. “That was a reason why I deliberately decided to work four years ago not to work as head coach and to step into the second row.”
Huub Stevens had his fingers in the game
His vocation: “The ‘Hermann Gerland of the Emscherstrand’ wanted and I want to be. Young players in their career beginnings to accompany the contact person for club, team and head coach. With this requirement profile I could live very well.” But now it came another way: “Rouven Schröder asked me on Sunday if I would help again because he did not want to get an external coach for the end phase of the season.” After talks with his family and Mentor Huub Stevens had been clear, “that I have to take responsibility”.
The ‘Hermann Gerland of the Emscherstrand’ wanted and I want to be.
Mike Büskens about his decision to return to the second link after the season
And this responsibility is clearly limited. “Nine games as a boss, then again as CO in the new coach team,” announces Büskens and promises: “Nine games we will pure everything, will try to get the best possible out.”