Female Coach Of Men's Football Club Says She Picks The Team "On Penis Size"
Press conferences can be boring affairs, but not in German football.
When a journo asked Imke Wubbenhorst, coach of fifth-tier German side BV Cloppenburg, if she thought she should sound a siren before entering her team's change room so the male players had time to cover up, she delivered a tongue-in-cheek response no one was expecting.
"Of course not. I am a pro. I pick my players based on penis size," she replied.
Wubbenhorst is breaking down barriers in Germany. She's the first female coach of a men's team in the top five tiers of the country's football leagues.
Last month, she was named coach of the fifth-tier BV Cloppenburg and has already faced blatant sexism in her new role.
A former assistant coach of the team was sacked after telling her he would not pick up training cones for a woman.
But Wubbenhorst said her past as a sports teacher means she doesn't pay attention to comments made to her.
“The topic bounces off me. I want me to be judged on the athletic performance, not on whether I’m a woman or a man,” Wubbenhorst said.
“I will not have any problems with (asserting) authority. I’m a teacher.”
Despite Wubbenhorst's response clearly being a joke, we're not sure how her substitutes will feel sitting on the bench for the next match.