Even if the first division season ended with a 2-2 win over Bayern Munich last Saturday, which was somewhat tolerant of Lower Saxony, which has been in danger of relegation for so long, the face of the factory club will be different in the new series. Corrections to the unbalanced sports team must be made by Sports Director Marcel Schaefer and Sports Director Jörg Schmadtke. The latter is entering its final months at VfL. The 58-year-old’s departure on January 31 next year is a completed deal. The former goalkeeper himself brought Schaeffer to play as his successor.
But there may also be an external solution. As football magazine Kicker reported on Monday, Wolfsburg are dealing with the Sebastian Schindzilors personnel. The former professional footballer (from 2008 to 2013) is still under contract with league rival VfL Bochum as sporting director until the end of the year. Also thanks to the 43-year-old’s clever personal politics, the club was able to rise last summer and now stay in the league.
Schindzielorz and Schäfer’s former VFL teammates
A better perspective can talk about his transition to “wolves”. Because while Bochum’s financial means are limited and the club will usually be his home in the second half of the table, the Mittelland canal could be rather big a mess – thanks to club owner Volkswagen.
The automaker would like to see “wolves” on the international stage. And Schindzielorz could form a promising manager duo with Schäfer to build a great team. There should not be any personal problems between them. Both played together in the Factory Club for five years.
A return to Badia is unlikely
Whether Schindzielorz could prematurely replace Schmadtke is purely speculation. Looking for a coach is currently a priority in the Maitland Channel anyway. It is possible that former coach Bruno Labbadia’s return to play by the Wolfsburg media is only possible if Schmadtke is no longer in his position and dignified. The relationship between the two soured during Labadia’s tenure as VFL coach from early 2018 to mid-2019. Despite qualifying for the Europa League, Labbadia left “Wolves”.
According to Kicker’s information, Matthias Geisel of Austrian champions RB Salzburg is the coach who appears to fit in perfectly with the requirements of the officials at Wolfsburg. However, the 34-year-old German has repeatedly emphasized that he wants to stay in Mozart after the end of the season. In addition, other clubs are said to be interested in the former TSG Hoffenheim defender.
Other candidates include Hutter, Farke and Terzic
Other candidates for Kohfeldt’s successor are Adi Hütter, who has just left Borussia Monchengladbach, and Daniel Farke, who last worked in Russia. Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung has speculated that Werksclub will once again knock on Borussia Dortmund coach Eden Terzic’s door. The former Eredivisie coach is said to have already been the subject of Serie A twice.