Lower saxony confirmed the german press agency corresponding reports of the "sport bild", the "kicker" and the "sportbuzzer". The 56-year-old has been working as general manager for the lower saxons since 2018, his old contract runs until 2021. "From my side there has been a verbal commitment for another year, from the other side too," schmadtke is quoted by "sportbuzzer". The contract is not yet signed.
"It’s fun to work here. And we are not at the end yet. I like to stay with the vfl, because I want to bring the club forward and implement projects," said schmadtke. The plan is to get together in the winter to decide how to proceed. Half a year before the end of the contract should be decided whether the contract will be extended again. "This is a very good solution for everyone involved," explained the former goalkeeper, who previously played for the 1. FC koln was active.
The wolfsburg team finished seventh in the previous season. This means that the former german champions will first have to compete in the european league qualifiers. On 5. Or 6. August the vfl also plays its ruck match in the eighth final of the 2019/20 european league season against shakhtjor donezk. Should the vfl make up for its 1:2 deficit from the first game, it was to take part in a final-round tournament from 10. August in a final-round tournament in north rhine-westphalia.