How key was Felix Magath to Schiele’s departure?
A 2-1 defeat to Lower Saxony ‘rivals’ VfL Osnabrück was not the way that Hannover 96 wanted to prepare for their ‘real’ derby next week against Eintracht Braunschweig, with their promotion credentials far from view on Friday evening.
Timo Schultz’s first 2. Bundesliga game in charge of FC St. Pauli ended in dramatic fashion with Daniel-Kofi Kyereh snatching two late goals to earn a point against Bochum – from whom the new coach can learn a lot.
Heidenheim began the new 2. Bundesliga season in positive fashion against Eintracht Braunschweig – dispelling the ‘Relegation’ curse, at least for now.
Four days after the defeat to Dresden, Simon Terodde sends a clear signal of his intentions back in the 2. Bundesliga.
Hamburger have signed Toni Leistner from Queen’s Park Rangers, whilst Hannover 96 sign experienced Swedish left-back Niklas Hult.
Holtmann leaves Mainz after four years, having previously played for Braunschweig, having made just 29 appearances for the Bundesliga club.
The 32-year-old has signed a one-year contract with the Red Shorts, who are looking to get back into the Bundesliga at the third attempt.
They have signed defender Abdourahmane Barry after he impressed in a trial with the club.
Tuesday was a busy day in the 2. Bundesliga with six teams bringing in new players as the countdown to the new season continues.