EXCLUSIVE: Australian striker John Iredale, who just signed for Paderborn in 2. Bundesliga, hailed German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for their refusal to join the Super League.
Hamburg has named Daniel Thioune as its new coach.
Dieter Hecking has left his post as Hamburg manager after failing to secure the club's return to the Bundesliga.
Hamburg was thrashed 5-1 by Sandhausen on the final day of the 2. Bundesliga as it missed out on a promotion play-off but Stuttgart is back in the top flight despite losing to Darmstadt.
Dynamo Dresden has placed its entire first-team squad in quarantine after two positive COVID-19 tests, with just a week to go until the 2. Bundesliga restarts.
2. Bundesliga: Werder Bremen v Hamburger SV