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Daily Schmankerl: Dayot Upamecano signs extension with RB Leipzig, Nicole Rosler Bayern Frauen’s new team manager, and MORE!

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Meanwhile Eintracht Bamberg have devised a creative way to raise funds during the pandemic.

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Dayot Upamecano has signed a contract extension with RB Leipzig (Sportbuzzer)

Dayot Upamecano has been one of the hottest players on the transfer market over the last seven months. The big center-back has a year remaining on his contract and hasn’t committed to a new contract with RB Leipzig yet.

Until now?

A new report says that Upamecano and Leipzig have agreed to extend his current contract which expires next summer, and they believe that the contract may already be signed.

If true, this would bring about the end of a the saga of one of Europe’s best young center-backs. If Upamecano is staying for at least another season, that can only be good for the Bundesliga.

Nicole Rolser named Bayern Frauen’s new team manager

Just before the end of the Frauen Bundesliga season, Nicole Rolser announced that she would be retiring after the final game in order to move on to the next stage in her life. She had been working with SpVgg Unterhaching in their front office and seemed set on progressing in the sports world.

Well, now, she’s been named the new team manager of Bayern Frauen! Rolser continues a proud Bayern tradition of keeping players with the club post-retirement, and here’s hoping she’ll be an outstanding success in her new role with the club.

I’m very happy to be part of FC Bayern in a new function after my active soccer career. I’m looking forward to the job as team manager and would like to use the experience that I have gained in the past years as a player, and in the background in an organizational respect, for the club and help the team achieve its goals as best as I can.

Eintracht Bamberg raising money through crowdfunding

A lot of teams are struggling to pay the bills to keep the lights on thanks to COVID-19, so Eintracht Bamberg down in the Bayernliga are trying to crowdfund to keep moving forward. The campaign is through FairPlaid.org. Bamberg are currently just above €40,000 of the attempted €65,000 for the campaign.

Bayern Munich donated €10,000 to Bamberg and every other Bayernliga club a few months ago.

2.Frauen Bundesliga will be split into two divisions next season (DFB)

At the end of June, we talked about the rumor that the 2.Frauen Bundesliga would be split into two separate divisions for next seasons. This was due to the promotion of five teams from the Regionalliga and no relegation from the second division due to COVID-19. Now, that is official.

There will be 19 teams in the 2.Frauen Bundesliga next season with the two divisions being a 10-team North and a 9-team South.

North: BV Cloppenburg, VfL Wolfsburg II, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam II, FSV Gütersloh 2009, DSC Arminia Bielefeld, Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach, B.V. Borussia Bocholt 1960, SV Berghofen 1912, RasenBallsport Leipzig, FC Carl Zeiss Jena

South: FC Bayern München II, FC Ingolstadt 04, FC Würzburger Kickers, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II, 1. FFC 08 Niederkirchen, 1. FC Saarbrücken, Eintracht Frankfurt II, SG 99 Andernach, 1. FC Köln

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