Michael Ratajczak (39 / photo) is to be the new goalkeeping coach of the Reds. The negotiations are on the home stretch, and Rata is expected to sign by 2023. But nothing is fixed yet.
On matchday 34 against Nuremberg (1: 2), he played his last game as a professional. In the future he will probably train his previous colleagues Michael Esser (33) and Martin Hansen (30 / both contract until 2023).
It remains to be seen whether the loaned Ron-Robert Zieler (32 / Cologne) and Leo Weinkauf (24 / Duisburg) will return. Both still have contracts until 2023, but Boss Martin Kind (77) obviously wants to get rid of them.
“We have recommended Weinkauf that he looks for another club,” said child to the “sports buzzer”. Weinkauf consultant Karl Herzog on BILD: “I actually know it so that the best should prevail …”
Ex-Bayern talent Weinkauf played two strong years in Duisburg and developed superbly. It is possible that he will be loaned to the MSV for a third year.
Kind said in the “Sportbuzzer” about Zieler: “We believe that he is not satisfied with the role on the bench and that he wants to play.”
Incredible: Club boss child (is not a coach at 96!) Puts Zieler on the bench beforehand. This is usually decided by the performance in training.