If there was one theme that has run rampant through the Bundesliga this season, it is that just about everyone is changing coaches or at least thinking about — even league champion Bayern Munich.
Below is the latest news and rumors for where coaches could end up:
FC Köln to sign Baumgart?
Per Sport Bild, SC Paderborn manager Steffen Baumgart will take over the Billy Goats on a two-year deal:
According to information from SPORT BILD and BILD, Steffen Baumgart (49) will be the new coach of 1. FC Cologne and will receive a two-year contract there until 2023.
The contract with the relegation-threatened traditional club applies to the 1st and 2nd league. Baumgart does not cost any transfer. His contract with second division SC Paderborn, where he has been working since April 2017, expires at the end of the season. There Baumgart made the march from the 3rd to the 1st division and gained a lot of sympathy with refreshing offensive football in the 2019/20 relegation season. He had announced his departure from the SCP weeks ago.
Last week, Cologne decided on Baumgart as the new coach and then canceled the original preferred candidate, ex-coach Peter Stöger.
Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt both scoping Terzic and Seoane
According to information from BILD and SPORT BILD, Dortmund’s permanent interim trainer Edin Terzic (38) has the best chances of being the boss in the coming season.
Prospect 1: Bayer Leverkusen! The Bayer bosses are looking for a head coach for the new season. Hannes Wolf (40), whose contract only runs until the end of May, is also an option for the future. But: Rudi Völler (61) and Simon Rolfes (39) closely followed how Terzic led BVB to the Champions League places after seven points behind in fourth place at the beginning of April.
Prospect 2: Eintracht Frankfurt! Terzic’s name is also mentioned on the Main when it comes to Adi Hütter’s successor (51). The Austrian is moving to Borussia Mönchengladbach for EUR 7.5 million after the season. Niko Kovac (49) showed that an emotionally charged trainer like Terzic fits in with Eintracht. The Croat sensationally led Frankfurt to the DFB Cup triumph in 2018.
In addition, Sport Bild also reported that Eintracht Frankfurt’s CFO Oliver Frankenbach (53) and soccer director Ben Manga (47) recently went to Switzerland to scope out Young Boys manager Gerardo Seoane. Not shockingly, Leverkusen is also taking a look at Seoane:
Seems like Frankfurt definitely has a chance on the Young Boys coach. Markus Krösche (40), Eintracht’s new head of sports, also deals intensively with Seoane. But not only the Hessians have Seoane on the list: Leverkusen has been watching the coach for a long time, but has a coach in Hannes Wolf (40) who has a certain standing with the team. At the moment they want to look at the works club to see which decision is best in perspective.