Jörg Schmadtke made his name as a goalkeeper, but now he's running things at Cologne, along with coach Peter Stöger. Kick off! speaks to the 51-year-old about his views on life in the Bundesliga.
The Austria midfielder has moved down a division. Elsewhere, Stuttgart have broken their club record by signing teenager Ozan Kabak from Galatasaray and Dortmund have also brought in a defender.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund travel east to face RB Leipzig on Saturday. It will be just the sixth clash between the clubs but already a strong antipathy has developed. DW takes a look at the how, when and why.
With two wins from two, VfL Wolfsburg are the surprise package of the new Bundesliga season. After two seasons battling against the drop, coach Bruno Labbadia and sporting director Jörg Schmadtke are restoring stability.
In the midst of a relegation battle and without a win in nine matches, Cologne have parted ways with sporting director Jörg Schmadtke by mutual agreement. His contract was set to run until 2023.
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