Christian Brand initially took charge of the U17s, before moving up to the U19s in the summer of 2020. Brand also has coaching experience at senior level, however. After a few years in Switzerland as assistant coach at FC Thun and interim coach at FC Luzern, Brand, who has a UEFA Pro Licence, took charge of Jahn Regensburg for a year and Hansa Rostock for two.
The fact that Werder Bremen have yet another top trainer at their disposal even in this challenging situation and after Danijel Zenkovic caught Coronavirus is testimony to the high quality within the WERDER youth system. In addition to Brand, Konrad Fünfstück (U23s) is also a coach with a UEFA Pro Licence. The Green-Whites are also training further high-level coaches in Björn Dreyer (U17s), Markus Fila (U15s) and Cedric Makiadi (U16s). Makiadi is currently providing Brand with support for the first team.