Ruprecht Prusseit's second role in football management had been packed with entertainment as his 1. FC Lok Stendal 21 games saw 81 goals. That resulted in a familiar position, with Stendal sitting four points above the relegation zone with 15 games remaining.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 8 | Jumping From A Sinking Ship
Cash-strapped SV Dessau 05 suffered relegation back into the German sixth tier on goal difference in 2024/25. And manager Ruprecht Prusseit needed a bit of time away from football to gather his thoughts and consider his options.
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.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 7 | Searching And Failing
Ruprecht Prusseit found himself on the managerial scrapheap within two years of starting his Football Manager career. The Dresden-born coach was unceremoniously sacked when his FSV Zwickau side was dumped out of 3. Liga in dramatic fashion by local rivals Erzgebirge Aue.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 6 | Zwickau #5: Final Day East German Relegation Clash
Second season syndrome appeared to have struck for Ruprecht Prusseit as his FSV Zwickau flirted with the relegation places then clambered back into mid-table in the first half of the 2023/24 campaign. But luckily, he still had a B- rating with the board and C+ rating with the supporters.
OstDeutscher Sieg | Part 5 | Zwickau #4: Second Season Syndrome
FSV Zwickau massively exceeded all expectations in 2022/23, coming within one goal of promotion to 2. Bundesliga. But it wasn't to be and now a daunting rebuild awaited Ruprecht Prusseit in his first proper summer transfer window.