In March 2009 Vranjes is unexpectedly offered the position as Team Manager in the club. He accepts.
He starts at his new position in July 2009. The season sums up with a Bundesliga-bronze.
”I did not expect such an offer from the SG, I was on my way home to Sweden to coach IFK Skövde. How often does it happen, that a player can stay even after the playing career is over. Not that often. I did not want to say no to this opportunity.“