VfL Wolfsburg has separated by trainer Florian Kohfeldt. The Lower Saxony announced this on Sunday.
The decision was made after a meeting between Kohfeldt, Managing Director Jörg Schmadtke and sports director Marcel Schäfer the day after the end of the season. The 2-2 against Meister Bayern Munich apparently could no longer change the club managers.
“We continued and intensified and intensified the analysis of the season on Saturday evening and Sunday morning and ultimately had to ask ourselves how resilient a further cooperation would be. which would mean too large burden for the team, coach and club. Therefore, we have agreed to end the cooperation in trusting and honest conversations, “said Schmadtke in a statement.
The managing director continued: “We regret this development and thank Florian Kohfeldt that he helped us in a difficult situation and took the right measures to ensure relegation. We wish him all the best and are convinced that he is his Way as a trainer. “
Kohfeldt (39) only took over the coaching post in Wolfsburg in October 2021 by the hapless Dutch Mark Van Bommel and signed a contract with the wolves by summer 2023. The VfL was ninth in the league at the time and played in the group phase of the Champions League.
VfL Wolfsburg: Kohfeldt happy “to” leave the team in stable condition “
Kohfeldt is quoted on the club website: “In a complex and difficult phase, I took over the team with the order. Nevertheless, we succeeded in reaching the saving bank three game days before the end of the season. to go up the path. “
On Saturday Wolfsburg ended the season in twelfth place. From the group phase of the premier class, the ambitious factory club had already said goodbye before Christmas and thus also missed the European League minimum goal.
Schmadtke and Schäfer had recently spoken of wanting to go into the new season with Kohfeldt. The former Bremer Kohfeldt, who had spoken about the season planning after the game on Saturday against FC Bayern, canceled two longer-planned interview appointments “supposedly due to illness” on Sunday.
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