Jörg Schmidt has been the sports director of VFL Wolfsburg. He is probably on the last meters of his long manager career. In a stable state, VFL Wolfsburg is handed over to the hands of still sports director Marcel Schaefer. This is what Schmidt said about his retirement: I have always said that I would not give myself up for anything in this world.
When Jörg Schmidt will look back a lot, the time starts.
For 13 years as a Bundesliga supervisor, around 22 years in management, consisting of the last four and a half at VFL Wolfsburg.
On January 31, the last working day of the 58-year-old, who desires to dedicate himself to other things in the future, is mostly his family, who has actually often needed to put back in the past.
Soon, emphasizes Schmidt, his wife will take command.
And identify in which direction it goes. There are still numerous challenges in life and many things to do which we still wish to see.
Is a resurgence still conceivable?
A back entrance keeps Schmidt open.
I do not desire to rule it out, but rather not.
Perhaps eventually the awareness will come….
The supervisor needs to initially see how life works if it is no longer determined by work, transfer windows and the Bundesliga schedule.
It has actually accompanied my life for 40 years, says Schmidt, perhaps eventually there will be realization that it would be better to work once again..
It is crucial for him, nevertheless, that he passes VFL on to successor Marcel Schaefer in excellent condition.
Financially, the handling director put the club on healthier legs, and in the previous season, Wolfsburg Schloss again in a long time with a revenue (eight million euros).
It has not constantly looked excellent in the past few months.
The past season fell to a crash after successful years, but Schmidt extended his contract by another half a year in the middle of the crisis.
To hand over things more organized and more stable..
This will prosper, after a complex start to the season, VFL got the curve in the back series and in January as a table seventh under coach Nike Kovacs will enter into the 2nd part of this season.
I am really delighted about the advancement of the previous couple of weeks, stated Schmidt, due to the fact that there is a little more peace than if you only had 16 or 15 points..
23 are now in series after 4 wins.
4 competitive video games are still under his leadership, after his home party versus SC Freiburg, where he utilized to secure the objective, he goes to Bertha BSC, Bremen and on the last working day in the DFB Cup for Union Berlin.
Wolfsburg sees the private man Schmidt again.
After that is over.
That will show the future.
Wolfsburg leaves Jörg Schmidt with a great sensation and clear footprints.
This is an area that I like to come back to, stresses the local of Düsseldorf, who is alone due to the fact that of his son Nils, the chief scout at VFL and whose family will routinely return.
However, likewise because I like the city and people.
Schmidt’s sporting conclusion: We got a truly great job overall for over four and a half years, were represented 3 times internationally, had a bad season with us, which we also ended up all right with 12th location. Now we are seventh again and have the carrot, so to speak,
The nose that we can be back in international business next year..
That would be, even if he will not be there anymore, Schmidt’s success.