End of an era: Goalkeeper Almuth Schult will leave VfL Wolfsburg in the summer after nine years.
“After much deliberation, I decided not to extend my contract with VfL Wolfsburg,” said the international in a statement on Monday: “It was a very difficult decision because I know what I have at this club.”
The now 30-year-old switched to the Wolves in 2013 from the then Bundesliga club SC 07 Bad Neuenahr.
Schult gave birth to twins in 2020 and then talked about difficulties in reconciling family and work. Schult did not say whether the 2016 Olympic champion would end her career or play for another club.
With Wolfsburg she has won the championship five times, the DFB Cup seven times and the Champions League in her debut season in 2014.
“After very trusting and open talks about her future, we hoped to the last that Almuth would accept the contract offer she had and continue playing for VfL Wolfsburg,” said Ralf Kellermann, sporting director of the VfL women: “At the same time, we respect the motives to take a different path with a view to her personal situation and to leave us in the summer after nine successful years.”