Bremen – The only thing missing was the right moment. The news of a contract extension with Clemens Fritz just did not fit in between the end of the season and the bustle of the promotion. Therefore, SV Werder Bremen took a little more time. Until this weekend to be exact. For what had actually been safe for a long time has now become official. “We have intensive weeks behind us, where completely different topics were in the foreground. After the promotion, the time had come to complete what was already known, “said Fritz, who – as expected – will continue to be Werder’s head of professional football and head of the scouting department. “I have always emphasized how satisfied I am with my current position. I am very pleased that I can continue to play an active role in shaping Werder Bremen in the future.”
But this joy was not shared everywhere. It only took a few seconds since there was after the correction message from SV Werder Bremen the first critics on the spot. And so got Clemens Fritz on Twitter, Facebook and Co on an actually pretty quiet Saturday morning. It was not uncommon for the vocabulary to exceed the target. Sometimes even quite far. After all, Fritz apparently did not notice anything. “I’m not moving on social media anyway,” he said a little later when asked DeichStube. “I do not deal with it at all. But it is part of it and completely normal. ”
After his contract extension, Clemens Fritz talks about doubts about himself and the plan with Werder Bremen
At the same time, it is a very sensitive subject, which sometimes creeps quieter, sometimes louder. Recently, for example, “Spiegel Online” reported that Werder’s sports director Frank Bauman faced death threats after the descent last summer and was temporarily under personal protection. It is said that he did not show anything in his daily work, but logically he should not have been happy about it. In it criticism on Clemens Fritz Fortunately, things were not quite so threatening on Saturday – and yet he and Baumann are under special public scrutiny after last year’s relegation. Do not get fans see in the duo the main responsibility for the recent sporting decline, the current re-flush Bremen is not enough to get them back to business as usual. And when Baumann, as you know, already signed a new contract before Fritz Werder Bremen received, the said fans now expect another downturn rather than a gratifying recovery.
Now you no doubt do not have to like everything the two responsible for SV Werder Bremen as personnel have committed or sold in recent years. And yet, Baumann and Fritz have a very crucial advantage: They know exactly what’s going on in their jobs. that fans, as much as they would like, do not have the opportunity to look them over the shoulder. And so the lack of all quite justified criticism just a few crucial details for full condemnation. Or like it Clemens Fritz expresses: “In addition, people in our work tend to forget that we also suffer from certain financial constraints and have to act accordingly.”
Clemens Fritz on criticism from Werder Bremen fans on social media: “I do not deal with it at all”
Nevertheless, it is one of the most exciting questions for the future Werder Bremenwhether the duo manages to get Bremen on course in the first division or make them competitive. As a promotion, the primary goal should be to stay up in the league, but everyone involved wants to save themselves a thrilling match. But a squad that was among the best in the 2nd Bundesliga now needs a qualitative upgrade. A start was recently made with the commitment of central defender Amos Pieper. But more must and should happen. So far, we can only speculate on the extent. “What exactly will happen can not be quantified,” he says Clemens Fritz, who was recently suggested by his old teammate Per Mertesacker in a DeichStube interview to sign on “a six, a ten and at least an eight”. Fritz keeps a low profile in this regard and only announces: “It will certainly not be as eventful as last summer. After all, we do not want a complete upheaval every year, we also want to build on the framework we have. We have just laid the foundation for this with a young, talented team. ” Together with Frank Bauman it must be measured whether the subsequent enlargement will actually be stable.
In any case, the sports director has full confidence in him Clemens Fritz, who started a trainee program in November 2017 shortly after retirement, took up his first official position two years later and has worked his way up the ranks ever since. “Clemens has also had a very intense year behind him. He did an excellent job in a difficult summer of transition and played a big role in putting together the team that made it possible for us to return to the Bundesliga. ” Frank Bauman the 41-year-old. “Moreover, his role in the team has changed again, he has moved closer to the team and also occupies a more present role in public communication. We are very pleased with how he interprets his role overall.” And maybe Fritz convinced yes in the future one or the other more fan of SV Werder Bremen from his work. (mbu)
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Official extension: Clemens Fritz remains Werder Bremen’s head of professional football
Bremen – The signature was no longer a big surprise in the end. finally had Clemens Fritzhead of professional football SV Werder Bremenduring the week talk to DeichStube himself explains: “Of course I will, we will finish it next week.” Now it went a little faster. Saturday morning, Werder reported contract extension of the honorary captain.
“Clemens has also had a very intense year behind him. He did an excellent job in a difficult summer of transition and played a big role in putting together the team that made it possible for us to return to the Bundesliga. ” Werder Bremen Sports Director Frank Baumann the 41-year-old. “In addition, his role in the team has changed again, he has moved closer to the team and also occupies a more present role in public communication. We are very pleased with how he interprets his role overall.”
Werder Bremen: Clemens Fritz is happy with the contract extension
Clemens Fritz had a trainee program in November 2017, shortly after retirement Werder Bremen started and gradually worked his way up to his current position. His previous contract expired at the end of June, but the continuation of the collaboration showed up early. “I’ve always emphasized how happy I am in my current position,” Fritz explained. “We have intensive weeks behind us, where completely different topics were in the foreground. After increase Now the time had come to complete what was actually already known. I am very pleased that I can continue to play an active role in shaping Werder Bremen in the future. “(Mbü)