The Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced that they have extended the contract of Strikers Head Coach Günter Kronsteiner through the 2014 NASL Season.
Coach Kronsteiner signed as head coach for the Strikers right before the 2013 Fall Season and he is also the Sports Director for the Strikers.
“Gunter brings total professionalism to our team both on and off the field,” said Strikers President Tom Mulroy. “His level of football experience is top notch. I truly believe Gunter can take the Strikers to the next level.”
“I’m very pleased to be here,” said Kronsteiner. “I’ve already established a special relationship with the fans, it’s more of a family atmosphere than I’ve had on other teams, there’s a lot of interaction with the fans, and I like this, it’s a really good atmosphere.”
After only two wins in twelve matches in the Spring of 2013, the Strikers decided to move in a new direction and relieved Head Coach Daryl Shore of his duties. The team brought in Coach Kronsteiner just a few weeks before the Fall Season opener, and he immediately had an impact on the team. After losing the first two closely contested matches to start the Fall Season, the team managed to put together a string of five unbeaten games.
This year the team brought back 14 players from last year’s squad, and has also added 5 key players including 19 year German Bundesliga veteran goalkeeper Oka Nikolov, who signed for the Spring Season.