An Austrian becomes head ski jumping coach in Poland. Thomas Thurnbichler takes over as coach, having most recently worked as an assistant to Andreas Widholzl. The situation was quite different just a few days ago, as the Sport Director for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined confirms: “”A few days ago he assured me with a handshake that he would stay safe with us and Austria. In this respect, his change of direction comes as a surprise,” said Stecher in an official broadcast this Sunday.
Previously, the former successful coach Alexander Pointner had been courted as a new man for the Polish team around Kamil Stoch. But the Tyrolean canceled. Now the post has been filled with Thurnbichler, which caused irritation at the ÖSV. One was always informed about the talks with other associations. “There have also been several positive conversations from our side with Thomas.” engraver wishes Thurnbichler nevertheless all the best. His ski jumping team has been very well prepared. “As always, we will announce the coaching staff for next season in due course.”