Bundesliga side Mainz 05 announced yesterday that they have parted ways with sporting director Rouven Schröder by mutual consent.
“The decision to leave the club was not easy for me. Mainz 05, the club, the team, the staff and the city have grown close to my heart over the past few years, and that’s not something you can easily give up,” said the 45-year-old.
“However, for my work and for my commitment, I have to stand behind what I do 100 percent. I had the feeling that it is better for the club and for me to move on so that Mainz 05 can reposition itself as a whole.”
Mainz chairman Detlev Höhne added: “The supervisory board has accepted this decision with regret because we would have very much liked to retain Rouven Schröder’s competence and expertise at our club. He has fought tirelessly for Mainz in recent years and has been instrumental in keeping the club on course in difficult times.”
Former M05 sporting director Christian Heidel has ruled out a return.