15 May, 2013 - 11:53

Werder Bremen part ways with Schaaf

Werder Bremen part ways with Schaaf

Thomas Schaaf has been fired by Werder Bremen board.

Schaaf has spent his entire career at the Weserstadion, having joined the club as a 12-year boy and helping his side to succeed both as a player and a coach. He has made 300 appearances for the German side, winning Bundesliga title twice, lifting DFB-Pokal three times and clinching UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. He has guided his side to a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double five years since succeeding Felix Magath in 1999.

Werder have been disappointing several seasons in a row. Currently they find themselves below expectations in the 14th place. Werder General manager Thomas Eichin said: “We have analysed, as announced in recent days, our sports development and have come to the conclusion that we want a fresh start. We thank Thomas for everything he brought to Werder Bremen in more than 40 years of belonging to the club as a player and coach. The club celebrated excellent sporting success with him and he characterised Werder.”

Schaaf said: “I had an extraordinary time here, connected with a lot of positive experiences and great successes. I would like to thank everyone who accompanied me along the way and supported me. I wish Werder Bremen a successful future,”

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Author: Basil Naumov

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