Contract will not be extended: 1. FC Köln and Timo Schultz go their separate ways

Status: 27.05.2024 11:37 a.m.

After relegation, 1. FC Köln will not continue with coach Timo Schultz. Long-time assistant coaches Kevin McKenna and André Pawlak are also leaving the club.

As the club announced on Monday, the contract with Timo Schultz, which expires in June, will not be extended. In a “comprehensive analysis, it was mutually agreed not to extend the contract,” the statement said. The search for a new coaching staff should be completed by the start of preparations on June 24, the FC announced.

“As a result, we were of the unanimous opinion that we need to start the second division season, which will bring with it major challenges, with new impetus in the coaching team,” said managing director Christian Keller.

Only three wins in 18 games

Schultz succeeded Steffen Baumgart in January. His record in 18 games: three wins, eight draws and seven defeats. He was unable to prevent relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga.

“Since we have not achieved our main goal – staying in the league – I am of the opinion that it is consistent and right that someone else should make a fresh start. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who supported me during my time at FC and in the city of Cologne. I wish FC every success in the coming season,” Schultz is quoted as saying.

Pawlak and McKenna also go

In addition to Schultz, the two assistant coaches André Pawlak and Kevin McKenna are also leaving the club. Pawlak had already informed the club some time ago that he wanted to pursue a new career. His contract until 2025 was canceled.

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