TIMO SCHULTZ NAMED NEW HEAD COACH
FC St. Pauli has set the course for the 2020-21 season with the appointment of Timo Schultz as new head coach. The 42-year-old, who has been at the club in the role of player and coach for the last 15 years, has been handed a contract until 30 June 2022.
OUTLINE FIXTURE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR NEW SEASON
The German Football League (DFL) released the outline fixture list for the 2020-21 season on Friday afternoon. In the top two divisions, the new campaign kicks off around the third weekend of September (18-21.9.2020) and includes a much shorter winter break than usual.
PARK JOINS TÜRKGÜCÜ MÜNCHEN ON LOAN
There was more movement in the St. Pauli squad over the weekend, with the club announcing the departure of Yiyoung Park on load to third-division outfit Türkgücü München. The 26-year-old defender has been with the Boys in Brown since the start of the 2015-16 season.
VICE-PRESIDENT JOACHIM PAWLIK STEPS DOWN
Vice-president Joachim Pawlik informed the club's supervisory and presidential boards a few weeks ago of his intention to step down. Pawlik, who took office in 2014, subsequently agreed with his colleagues to vacate his position, a step he found exceedingly difficult to take, at the official end of the 2019-20 season. As managing partner of his consultancy firm PAWLIK Consultants GmbH, the 55-year-old no longer feels able to undertake the time-consuming voluntary role of vice-president to the extent he has always demanded of himself.
17 YEARS OF MAXIMUM EFFORT AND IDENTIFICATION! THANKS, SCHNECKE!
Goodbyes are always tough to say and this one weighs particularly heavily. In Jan-Philipp Kalla, who has not only worn the famous brown-and-white jersey since 2003 but also lived the values of the club like few others, a St. Pauli legend is hanging up his boots. As sad as the end of his professional career may be, it's comforting to know our No27 is set to stay at the club – in a position still to be decided.
MATT PENNEY RETURNS TO SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY AFTER LOAN DEAL ENDS
After just under a year with the club, Matt Penney will no longer wear the St. Pauli jersey, as his loan deal is coming to an end. The 22-year-old left-back is returning to England and Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. Penney made a total of 18 appearances for the Boys in Brown, scoring one goal – the second in the 2-0 defeat of Hamburger SV in the reverse derby.