Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Ringing the changes: as a reaction to their trophyless season, Bayern Munich installed <br> former Borussia Dortmund coach Matthias Sammer (r.) as their new sporting director Former Bayer Leverkusen tactician Robin Dutt took over from Sammer at the German football association (DFB), where Bayern's new sporting director had <br> enjoyed over six years as technical director, nurturing the best young talent in the country Croatia international striker Mario Mandzukic (l.) left VfL Wolfsburg for FC Bayern, who had already agreed a deal to <br> sign Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri (r.) at the turn of the year Double-winners Borussia Dortmund welcomed former youth player Marco Reus back into the ranks, <br> after the locally-born shooting star had put in a fantastic season at Borussia Mönchengladbach Dortmund extended the contract of Jakub Blaszczykowski, tying the Poland captain down to a new, long-term deal, <br> having already handed similar extensions to key players Mats Hummels and Mario Götze Tried and trusted: former Borussa Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa made an almighty impact during his spell in the Bundesliga and paved <br> the way for a number of fellow Japanese players - 1. FC Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake included Compatriot Takashi Inui had already spent a year with Bundesliga 2 side VfL Bochum, <br> before the midfielder joined promoted club Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer Borussia Mönchengladbach moved to offset the departures of integral players Reus, Roman <br> Neustädter and Dante, with the signing of Netherlands striker Luuk de Jong... ...and Swiss holding midfielder Granit Xhaka, ahead of what looked <br> like being a season of transition for 2011/12's fourth-placed outfit FC Schalke 04's Japanese full-back Atsuto Uchida put pen to paper on a new deal with the club, shortly <br> after goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall's decision to extend his deal at the Veltins Arena Switzerland international Tranquillo Barnetta (r.) swapped FC Schalke 04 for the red-white of Bayer Leverkusen after eight years on the books with the Royal Blues Eljero Elia returned to the Bundesliga after a one-year stint in Italy with Juventus, the Dutch winger signing up with former club Hamburger SV's arch rivals Werder Bremen Brazilian defender Naldo completed an intra-Bundesliga move from SV Werder Bremen to <br> VfL Wolfsburg, having spent seven years with the Hanseatic outfit Werder moved quickly to fill the gap left by Bayern-bound Claudio Pizarro, with loan signing Nils Petersen (c.) making the reverse journey from Munich. <br> Petersen joined the record champs after netting 25 goals for Energie Cottbus to finish Bundesliga 2 top scorer in 2010/11 Hannover 96 head coach Mirko Slomka again put his faith in USA international Steven Cherundolo (r.), who was given the captain's armband for the third campaign running ahead of his eleventh season at the club Bayer 04 Leverkusen strengthened their squad with the capture of Junior Fernandes from Chilean champions Universidad de Chile. The 24-year-old <br> finished as third-top scorer in the Copa Libertadores with six goals before moving to the BayArena Hamburger SV meanwhile extended Marcell Jansen's (l.) contract at the club until the end of the 2014/15 season. The influential left-sided <br> midfielder has been a mainstay in the team following his 2008 move from FC Bayern Munich
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