Werder does not have much time to prepare for the second division after relegation. Training should start on June 20, because the ball will roll in the league for the first time on July 23.
This is what Werder expects in the 2nd division!
In a few weeks, Werder will have to put together a powerful force for the re-promotion. Not easy!
Because the association calculates 40 percent less income (tickets, sponsors, etc.). The TV monies alone will drop by 30 million euros. The impending insolvency is to be avoided with the help of a medium-sized company bond (up to 30 million) and the rescue loans already granted (20 million).
Less money, more derbies!
In the new league there is also a reunion with old friends! For the first time in over three years (most recently February 2018) there will be northern derbies against arch rivals Hamburger SV. In addition, with St. Pauli, Hannover 96, Hansa Rostock and possibly Holstein Kiel as well as VfL Osnabrück (still playing relegation), other northern clubs are represented.
But it also means: Bye bye, Bavaria! Instead of duels with the record champions, there will be trips to the provinces in the future, including to Sandhausen (14,000 inhabitants). Entirely new points are waiting for Werder on the map.
Of course, it is also clear that the original date for the training camp in Zillertal (July 14-23) is no longer tenable.
Werder has to travel to Tyrol much earlier. In order to lay the foundation for the rapid ascent there.