The insolvent regional football league Rot-Weiß Erfurt is expected to deregister its professional team on Monday. "If there is no solution up to and including Sunday, I have to pull the ripcord," said insolvency administrator Volker Reinhardt after informing the team. According to the schedule, it should continue in the regional league on February 1, with a game against Energie Cottbus. A preparatory game against FSV Mainz 05 II was planned for Saturday.
With the end of the game, Erfurt would be a relegated player from the Regionalliga Nordost. The manager tries to help the players secure their professional future. "We really want to give players the opportunity to switch to a different club," said Reinhardt. In the coming season there should be a restart in the top division.
A few days ago, bankruptcy administrator Reinhardt informed the players and employees that the club could no longer pay salaries. The reason he gave differences with the main investor.
The East German traditional club temporarily played in the 2nd Bundesliga after the turn. He was ranked in the 3rd division until 2018. Thomas Brdarić and Armin Friedrich are currently under contract as coaches of the regional league. According to its own information, the association has almost 2,600 members. Its history goes back to 1895. There is space for almost 19,000 spectators in his home venue, the Steigerwald Stadium in Erfurt.