Just a few days preceding the commencement of spring season in the Austrian Bundesliga, there are speculations that the second-placed team, Storm Graz, might lose a significant member of their team. The Bild-newspaper cites that their sports director, Andreas Schicker, is being considered for the position of sports director at Werder Bremen.
It has been mentioned that the initial communication with the 37-year-old Schicker happened in January and there are plans for more discussions in February. Werder Bremen, a club steeped in German football history, is determined to finalize this particular staffing situation by the end of February. The commencement of the role for the selected candidate would be on the 1st of July, succeeding Frank Baumann upon his retirement.
Werder Bremen, as a practice, has always preferred those individuals who have a deep-seated understanding and long-term association with the club for these vital positions. However, ‘Bild’ reports suggest that Schicker’s impressive accomplishments in Graz have swayed the decision-makers at Bremen. As for Schicker, his primary focus at the moment is the upcoming league game against the League leaders Salzburg on Friday.