Per a release from Bayern Munich, the FC Bayern Frauen and their coach, Thomas Wörle, will part ways after the end of the current season. Wörle’s contract ends on June 30th, 2019 and will not be extended in a move that the club has indicated is mutual.
The decision was finalized after talks between Karin Danner, head of the women’s football department, and Wörle. Wörle indicated he will stay committed to the squad despite having what is commonly referred to as a “lame duck” status:
In my last season until the last day, I will give everything for Bayern to bring a very successful and very nice time together with my team to a successful conclusion.
Cheftrainer Thomas Wörle verlässt die #FCBayern-Frauen zum Saisonende. Der bis 30. Juni 2019 laufende Vertrag wird nicht verlängert. ♦️— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) October 10, 2018
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Per the release from the club, the decision was not unexpected and “was made in advance for the next few years.” The release also noted the following:
Thomas Wörle has made a lasting impact on women’s football at Bayern for nine years. In 2012, he won the DFB Cup with his team, and in 2015 and 2016 he won the German Championship. Thus, this time is the most successful in the history of women footballers of Bayern.
The Frauen currently sit third in the table behind Wolfsburg and SC Freiburg.