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FC St. Pauli delighted over new deal for Schultz

FC St. Pauli have taken a key decision for the future of the club's professional football operations by handing head coach Timo Schultz an early contract extension. Schultz, 44, who has served the club in various guises for more than 16 years, took charge of the first team in July 2020 and guided them to tenth place in his debut season following a difficult start. The Boys in Brown currently sit top of Bundesliga 2.

As a player, Timo Schultz made 138 appearances (12 goals, 9 assists) for the club's senior side and a further 18 for the second team. After hanging up his boots he worked as assistant coach to Michael Frontzeck, Roland Vrabec, Thomas Meggle and André Schubert before taking charge of the club's Under-17 team and then the Under-19s. Schultz obtained his coaching badge in 2018.

 

What they said

Director of sport Andreas Bornemann: "Both sides have always emphasised the esteem in which the other is held, and the contract extension is a logical consequence of that. We want to continue our journey with Timo, and so I'm delighted to have clarity over our future relationship beyond the end of this season."

Club president Oke Göttlich: "We're delighted to be able to send out another signal for the continued development of our most important area. Timo has experienced quite a few highs and lows since taking the helm but never lost focus. His input and work with the team have given us two exceptionally strong half-seasons. We therefore continue to look forward to a team that plays with passion and courage with the aim of winning matches and represents the club in outstanding fashion both on and off the pitch."

Head coach Timo Schultz: "It's no secret that I feel at home at FC St. Pauli. I was given a fantastic opportunity here a year and a half ago and I'm ready to take the next step in my development together with the club. I like the solution-driven approach we practise here on every level. The incredible trust and support I get from the officials makes my job so much easier. The club and I have shared objectives and we will now continue on our journey together to make the St. Pauli project a success."

 

Photos: FC St. Pauli

 

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