VfL Bochum has to look for a new sports manager. As the club announced on Thursday, Sebastian Schindzielorz, who is associated with VfL Wolfsburg, will not extend his contract, which expires at the end of the year.

Schindzielorz throws away: The departure of manager Sebastian Schindzielorz in Bochum comes as a complete surprise, as VfL had played a strong Bundesliga season as a promoted team. Ilja Kaenzig, commercial director and spokesman for the management, has extended his contract. Head coach Thomas Reis should also stay.

Contract expires: “We very much regret that Sebastian Schindzielorz has decided to leave VfL when his contract expires. He is working flat out on putting together the new team for the coming season,” said Hans-Peter Villis, CEO of VfL Bochum. The 43-year-old Schindzielorz, who played for Bochum in his youth, took over his position at the then second division team from Christian Hochstätter at the beginning of 2018.

No other club: Schindzielorz, who has been linked to Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg, stressed that he wanted to continue working for VfL Bochum until the club found a successor. The ex-professional assured that “I had no contract talks with other clubs and that I was not tied to a new club. A change therefore played no role in the decision.”

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