Würzburger Kickers confirmed on Monday evening that Michael Schiele, who has just led them to promotion to the 2. Bundesliga, will remain in charge for the upcoming season.
There had been some doubt over his future due to his expiring contract, whilst he hadd also reportedly attracted interest from other clubs, including Hoffenheim.
However the 42-year-old, in charge of the club since October 2017, has committed his future to the Bavarian club.
“With as much anticipation and passion as before, we will prepare meticulously for the start of the 2nd Bundesliga,” he said after the announcement “I can promise one thing: a Kickers team that will always show passion, struggle, will and heart.”
CEO Daniel Sauer said that Schiele had “done a great job in recent years,” whilst Felix Magath, now part of the club’s ownership group, described him as “the father of promotion.”
Schiele staying is a big boost for the club ahead of their first 2. Bundesliga campaign in four years, however they will likely have to do without skipper Sebastian Schuppan, who scored the penalty that secured their promotion. He all but announced his retirement after securing the fifth promotion of his career.