Union Berlin assistant coach for Marie-Louise Eta made history by becoming the first female coach to take charge in the Bundesliga, leading her team to victory.
Initially named as the assistant first-team coach earlier in the season, Marie-Louise Eta assumed the managerial role for Die Eisernen in the absence of first-team coach Nenad Bjelica, who was serving a suspension.
Eta guided her team to a 1-0 win against Darmstadt, with Benedict Hollerbach scoring shortly after the hour mark. Additionally, she fulfilled all media duties in place of Bjelica.
Following an incident where Union Berlin’s coach, Nenad Bjelica, pushed Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane in the face during a 1-0 loss to the defending champions on Wednesday, he received a three-game suspension. The Croatian coach received a red card for what the German Football Association deemed “unsporting behavior.”
The match also featured an impressive cameo from USMNT star Brenden Aaronson, who entered the game in the last 15 minutes. He made an immediate impact, nearly setting up Kevin Behrens for the second goal. It’s worth noting that Aaronson is currently on loan to the German side from Leeds United.
With Nenad Bjelica serving a suspension, Marie-Louise Eta is expected to lead Union Berlin for at least two more games. Her upcoming managerial duties for Die Eisernen will involve matches against RB Leipzig and Mainz.
During this period, Eta will aim to guide the club to positive results, helping them secure a stronger position in the standings and move further away from the relegation zone.