Schroder rejects Hertha offer
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hertha Berlin midfielder Oliver Schroder has announced he will leave the capital club.
Hertha Berlin midfielder Oliver Schroder has announced he will leave the capital outfit at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old revealed that he had rejected Hertha's offer of a new contract and would be continuing his career elsewhere in the 2006/07 season.
"I just didn't have the feeling that Hertha were really keen to make me part of their future plans," Schroder told Berliner Morgenpost.
Hertha's general manager Dieter Hoeness reacted with disappointment to the player's decision, saying that he had been made a 'good offer' to stay.
Meanwhile, the future of Croatian international defender Josip Simunic (pictured) remains in doubt after media reports claimed he is to receive a lucrative offer from Greek outfit Olympiakos.
Hertha are keen for the experienced stopper to sign a new deal at the Olympiastadion, but they are unlikely to be able to offer Simunic the same financial conditions as the Piraeus-based club.