I do not want to transfer the responsibility to Fink, but the fact that he has currently worked for Vissel Kobe as a coach for over a year is almost worth it.
It is claimed that they wanted to concentrate on the ACL this season, which can not really take place due to Corona, but to let the league slide like this may not have been planned.
Even if you win the ACL, you are not set as the defending champion and Vissel would have to play in the ACL every year. And the cup win (and thus the qualifier) was sometimes satisfied with only home matches and a good game in the final.
Fink could work with Iniesta, Villa and Podolski, but that would not have made him a “better”
Especially if he has really voluntarily resigned after saying two weeks ago that he wanted to fulfill the last three months of his contract.