Wolfsburg part ways with head coach Florian Kohfeldt
Wolfsburg have parted ways with head coach Florian Kohfeldt after a disappointing Bundesliga campaign.
Fourth last season, 2008/09 champions Wolfsburg struggled for long spells in 2021/22, eventually finishing 12th.
“After a thorough analysis of the season, we have decided by mutual agreement to part ways,” explained Wolfsburg general manager Jörg Schmadtke. “We regret how this happened, but would like to thank Florian Kohfeldt for helping us through a difficult situation and securing our top status. We wish him all the best.”
Wolfsburg were top of the Bundesliga after four games but slipped to ninth after four straight defeats cost Mark van Bommel his job. Former Werder Bremen coach Kohfeldt was appointed in his place and initially stabilized the ship with a four-match unbeaten streak.
However, Wolves lost their next eight consecutive games in all competitions, dropping out of the UEFA Champions League groups. The inconsistencies left them looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone until Matchday 32 of the 34-game campaign.
“I took over the team at a difficult time,” said Kohfeldt, who oversaw nine wins, five draws and 14 losses while ending his tenure on a four-match unbeaten streak. “There were a lot of uncertainties, but we managed to secure our place in the Bundesliga with room and to make progress. I wish the club the best.”