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Werder Bremen’s Sporting Director Eichin Replaced With Frank Baumann

Frank Baumann

Werder Bremen’ s Sporting director Thomas Eichin has been relieved from his duties and replaced by Frank Baumann, the club confirmed on Thursday.

After securing the top-flight status on the final match day of the Bundesliga season, Bremen started their repositioning for the next campaign as sporting director Thomas Eichin has been replaced by former team captain Frank Baumann with immediate effect.

“We want to thank Thomas for the past three years. He has made important contributions and stabilized Bremen in a difficult period,” Bremen chairman of the supervisory board Marco Bode said. “However, in recent talks different views on our sportive alignment for the future came to light. We decided therefore to give the responsibility into other hands.”

Frank Baumann, who is currently in charge of professional and scouting in Bremen, will take the helm in the next days. “He has signalized us his willingness to take the job. We will discuss all details in the coming days,” Bode said.

The 40-year-old former defender Baumann played from 1999 until 2009 for the “Green-Whites” and was the team captain for nine years. After his professional career he joined Bremen’ s management under Klaus Allofs. “I gladly take responsibility again at Werder Bremen,” incoming sporting director Baumann said.

Bremen secured their Bundesliga status with a 1-0 victory over Frankfurt to complete the season 2015-2016 on the 13th place of the standings.

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