He probably wouldn’t have expected that himself. His work ban expires in a week. Markus Anfang is not allowed to work as a football coach until June 10, after which his suspension will be suspended. This is how it can be read in the judgment of the DFB sports court.

And yet the 47-year-old is already about to return to professional football after the scandal because of his use of a fake vaccination card. Third division Dynamo Dresden faces the obligation at the beginning. After a meeting this week, the contract, which is ready to be signed, only has to be confirmed by the association’s committees.

The former Bundesliga professional resigned as coach of the then second division team Werder Bremen in November after the public prosecutor’s office opened investigations against him and his assistant coach Florian Junge because of the use of fake vaccination cards. The district court in Bremen later sentenced him to a fine totaling 36,000 euros.

In March, Beginning showed remorse in the “Bild am Sonntag” and the ZDF “Sportstudio” and expressed hope for a future in professional football. “Of course you want a person to get a second chance, but I can’t wait for that,” he said a good two months ago.

Together with the current sports director of the Dresdner, Ralf Becker, promotion to the second division with Holstein Kiel was successful at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season. After that, the North Germans came up trumps and only missed the leap into the Bundesliga in the relegation against VfL Wolfsburg. A few weeks ago Dresden failed in the relegation at 1. FC Kaiserslautern and was relegated to the third division.