Relegation favourites SV Dessau 05 were performing above expectations to sit outside the drop zone of German Division North East - South. But Ruprecht Prusseit's young side were far from secure in the fifth tier, especially considering an increasingly concerning financial situation.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 6 | Massive Relegation Favourites
Ruprecht Prusseit came into the summer of 2024 unsure of whether to continue the work he'd started at SV Dessau 05 or seek pastures new. He'd worked wonders to keep Dessau in the fifth tier with a bunch of high-potential but low-current-ability teenagers and the club's finances were a huge concern.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 5 | Dismal End Of Season Form
Newly promoted SV Dessau 05 found themselves locked in a tough battle to survive in tier five of German football. And survival looked a tough ask with just a three-point gap to the bottom three.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 4 | A Significant Step Up In Quality
Ruprecht Prusseit had enjoyed unexpected success in his first season as a Football Manager, leading SV Dessau 05 to an unexpected promotion led by the incredible goalscoring exploits of star striker Branden Stelmak. But the hard work began now as his semi-professional side made the step up to tier five with his only three paid players departing the club, leaving him with a bunch of kids to work with.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 3 | Sensational Goalscoring Exploits
Striker Branden Stelmak was proving far too good for the bottom tier of German football, and so it proved as he went on to plunder an incredible 69 goals for SC Dessau 05!
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 2 | Finding Our First Club
Ruprecht Prusseit – which translates to “Robert a Prussian” – fell into football management when he picked up a nasty ankle injury during a Sunday League match near his home in Dresden. And local success saw him chance his arm at becoming a real Football Manager.