After the 1st FC Köln could take the descent from the Bundesliga in the past season only in the relegation, the Cathedral Town Club is currently knocking on the door of the international business. If the Effezh actually qualifies for the Europa League or even Champions League, coach Steffen Baumgart beckons a decent bonus.
As the “Leagues picture” reveals, Baumgart has gained a European Cup premium in his contract. Accordingly, the coach strokes 100,000 euros, the 1st FC Cologne should reach the Europa League.
If Kölner even qualifies for the first time in the club’s history for the royal class, Baumgart concludes the report even 250,000 euros.
Currently the 1st FC Cologne is 35 points from 23 games on the seventh place. In place five, which guarantees participation in the Europa League, it is just two points behind – just like Champions League Square Four.
Deep stacking is therefore no longer announced this season at the Cathedral Stedters. “We are allowed to dream and do not want to have little talks,” Baumgart said after the recent 1-0 (0: 0) against Eintracht Frankfurt and added: “If someone had said in summer that we have this yield in mid-February, I do not know how much money you could have gained. “
1. FC Cologne wants to extend with Baumgart
Interim Leagues Chief Jörg Jakob’s stressed: “We are about to call new seasonal goals and maybe look up.”
The fact that Cologne wants to extend the 2023 expiring Treaty of Baumgart does not surprise in view of the altitude flight.
According to the “League Image”, a new working paper should be signed before the end of the season. Thus, the 50-year-old then beckons a salary increase. He currently entails around 1.2 million euros a year.