Dirk Schuster (l.) is the new man in charge at the WWK ARENA. - © imago / Krieger
Dirk Schuster (l.) is the new man in charge at the WWK ARENA. - © imago / Krieger
Bundesliga

Bundesliga season preview: FC Augsburg

With not long until the 2016/17 Bundesliga season gets under way in earnest, it is high time to put each club's upcoming campaign under the microscope. Accordingly, bundesliga.com's previews will provide you with all you need to know ahead of the big kick-off on 26 August…

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Next up are FC Augsburg

A stable Bundesliga club for the last five seasons, the task for new coach Dirk Schuster is turning an established lower mid-table club into an established upper mid-table club, and one that can push for Europe on a regular basis.

Watch: Can Augsburg winger Tobias Werner keep his cool against the clock?

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With solid structures in place and a succession of good final league positions – including 2014/15's remarkable fifth place – Schuster will now be aiming to turn the Bavarian outfit into regular top-half finishers. Fresh from his remarkable achievements at SV Darmstadt 98, the 48-year-old seems the right choice to do so.

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New faces

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Coach

Key man

Pre-season form

Most recent first: WWW

Key dates

Die Fuggerstädter's campaign begins with a tough test when VfL Wolfsburg come calling, with other tricky fixtures coming towards the end of the Hinrunde, with Borussia Mönchengladbach visiting on Matchday 15, before a trip to Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 16.

Click here to see Augsburg's full schedule

Home ground

Augsburg's home ground is the WWK ARENA, a 30,660-seater venue outside the city.

Watch: get to know the WWK ARENA in the exclusive video tour below