After the departure of the head coach Steffen Baumgart, Cologne appointed Timo Schulz as his successor. The new coach was officially introduced to the team today.
46-year-old specialist is called upon to lead the team out of crisis, which is now ranks 13 in the Bundesliga standings.
Schulz was most recently the head coach of Swiss Basel . Prior to this, he coached the German second Bundesliga club St. Pauli from 2020 to 2022 year. Schultz also played there as a player from 2005 to 2020 year.
“He has the character and experience to enhance the potential of our team,” Cologne sporting director Christian Keller said of Schulz.
“I am looking forward to a very exciting challenge at this great traditional club. We will work hard and intensively over the next few weeks to achieve the necessary results. Cologne should be in the Bundesliga,” Schulz said.
The task of a new coach is quite difficult. With just two wins in 16 matches, Cologne is in 13 place in the Bundesliga table. In addition, the team cannot be strengthened in the next two transfer windows due to a ban imposed by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Cologne will play the first match under Schulz 13 January, when it will host Bundesliga newcomer Heidenheim.