In all likelihood, TSV 1860 will also play in the 3rd division next season.
But who is planning the new season after the public dispute in recent weeks?
Munich – There are said to be 1860 fans who had secretly squinted at the table again.
Faith in the team has been back since the 3-1 win in Aue - but the next setback was not long in coming.
Dresden won at FC Ingolstadt on Monday evening, moving up to third place behind Elversberg and Freiburg's reserves, who were not eligible for promotion, ousting Wiesbaden, who had the same number of points, and robbing the Löwen of their remaining hope.
So relegation is no longer a realistic goal.
To knock on the top again, the lions would have to catch up ten points – in just as many games.
Prognosis: Nothing will come of it;
not even when Lex & Co. unpack their seven-league boots like in 2021.
Two years ago, 1860 under Michael Köllner managed to catch up nine points on third-placed Ingolstadt between matchdays 29 and 35 - but this time too many teams are involved at the front.
TSV 1860: Who is planning the new season?
So the makeshift goal is now: warming up for the new season, with half of Aue’s starting eleven hanging in the air.
According to their contracts, Bär, Boyamba, Deichmann, Lex, Moll and Wörl are ex-lions from June 30th.
But who is looking ahead at 1860?
The program is currently running: who screwed it up?
Hasan Ismaik has publicly started looking for someone to blame for the failure in the promotion struggle.
On Instagram he explained: "So much would have been possible this season, you don't have to be a great visionary.
The team is clearly above average for the 3rd league.” And he also wrote: “All fans now deserve a complete explanation of the internal processes that have so destroyed their expectations.
Sports director Günther Gorenzel, against whom everything is aimed, does not want to comment on the allegations.
And the eV side doesn't want to add fuel to the fire either.
At the request of our newspaper, President Robert Reisinger said that he would prefer to conduct "internal dialogues" directly: "Mr. Ismaik has my telephone number and my e-mail address - he is welcome to contact me." (ulk)