Previous
Iceland
Switzerland
1
2
FT
Game Details
Spain
England
2
3
FT
Game Details
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Northern Ireland
2
0
FT
Game Details
Estonia
Hungary
3
3
FT
Game Details
Finland
Greece
2
0
FT
Game Details
Belarus
Moldova
0
0
FT
Game Details
Luxembourg
San Marino
3
0
FT
Game Details
Next
FC CologneFC Cologne
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
1
3
FT
Game Details
FC CologneFC Cologne
Schalke 04Schalke 04
2
2
FT
Game Details
Werder BremenWerder Bremen
FC CologneFC Cologne
3
1
FT
Game Details
FC CologneFC Cologne
Borussia DortmundBorussia Dortmund
2
3
FT
Game Details
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
FC CologneFC Cologne
1
0
FT
Game Details
FC CologneFC Cologne
SC FreiburgSC Freiburg
3
4
FT
Game Details
FC CologneFC Cologne
ArsenalArsenal
1
0
FT
Game Details

Cologne part ways with managing director Schmadtke after winless start

COLOGNE, Germany -- Struggling Cologne have parted company with managing director Joerg Schmadtke after the side's winless start to the Bundesliga.

The club say their board of management and Schmadtke came to differences of opinion on their future sporting direction and "for this reason they decided by mutual consent to terminate the contract that was due to run till 2023 with immediate effect."

Cologne president Werner Spinner says the club are grateful to Schmadtke for helping the side return to the Bundesliga and for playing "a big part in ensuring that we qualified for European football after 25 years."

Schmadtke joined Cologne in 2013 and helped them secure promotion as second division champion in 2014. He oversaw steady progress with the side finishing 12th in 2015, ninth in 2016, and then fifth last season.

This season has not gone to plan, however. Cologne are bottom of the Bundesliga with seven defeats and two draws from nine rounds.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.