Werder Bremen appoints new team manager

Werder Bremen has appointed former player Tim Barten as team

manager in the latest reshuffle of management since former sports

director Klaus Allofs joined Bundesliga rival Wolfsburg.

Bremen says the 36-year-old Barten, who previously worked in the

club’s marketing department, will handle organizational duties for

the team, while working closely with sports director Thomas Eichin,

scouring director Frank Baumann and coach Thomas Schaaf.

Eichin, Baumann and chairman Klaus Filbry were all appointed

since Allofs left for Wolfsburg last November after 13 years at the


Barten says he is ”happy about the trust which has been placed

in me.”

Bremen lies 12th in the Bundesliga.