Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer becomes second manager banned from Bundesliga restart after visiting family to mourn death

Union Berlin will be without manager Urs Fischer when they face Bayern Munich on Sunday after he broke lockdown rules to visit family.

It is understood Fischer breached the restrictions to be with family following the loss of his father in law.

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Fischer becomes the second boss to be banned from the restart
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The Bundesliga returns this weekend – with live commentary of Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke on talkSPORT today – and strict rules have been in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

As well as comprehensive testing, teams are also required to remain in quarantine at all times.

Fischer will only be able to return after two negative tests for COVID-19.

Union’s clash with the German champions is live on talkSPORT 2 tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Augsburg boss Heiko Herrlich will also miss his side’s clash with Wolfsburg on Saturday after breaking lockdown restrictions to buy toothpaste.

The 48-year-old had earlier said: “I have no toothpaste and then I went to a supermarket.”

And in a statement, Herrlich added: “I made a mistake by leaving the hotel.

“Even though I have followed all hygiene measures both when leaving the hotel and otherwise, I cannot undo this.

“In this situation, I was not able to act as a role model for my team and the public.

“I will therefore be consistent and stand by my mistake.

“Because of this misconduct, I will not be leading the training [on Friday] and will not be in charge of the team against Wolfsburg on Saturday.”

Having been appointed in March, this was set to be his first match in charge.


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