FC Schalke 04 said goodbye to five players from his promotion team.
With goalkeeper Martin Fraisl, midfielder Marc Rzatkowski and defender Salif Sané, the expiring contracts will not be extended, as the football club from the Ruhr area announced.
Yaroslav Mikhailov and Andreas Vindheim were on Schalke as loan players.
“These are not simple decisions, especially after such a successful year and promotion with the second division championship,” Schalkes director Rouven Schröder is quoted in a club statement.
In addition to the players, Peter Hermann also leaves Gelsenkirchener.
The 70-year-old had stepped in in the final sprint of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga as an interim coach Mike Büskens’ coach and returned to the German Football Association as agreed.
There he should again act as an assistant coach of the U20 national team.