Follow Us:
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Wolfsburg part company with coach Dieter Hecking

Wolfsburg decided to part ways with coach Dieter Hecking after bad start to Bundesliga season with one win in seven matches.

By: AP | Wolfsburg |
October 17, 2016 11:53:17 pm

Wolfsburg parted company with coach Dieter Hecking on Monday after a poor start in the Bundesliga season, with one win and six points from seven matches.

The club said the decision was reached “by mutual agreement” following a meeting between Hecking and director Klaus Allofs. Hecking had failed to receive any backing from Allofs following Sunday’s 1-0 home loss to promoted RB Leipzig.

Valerien Ismael, coach of Wolfsburg’s reserve side, will take over for the time being, the club said. Ismael is a former Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich defender.

Wolfsburg began the season with an overhauled squad and the ambition of reaching a European competition. But the club is only 14th after seven matches despite such signings as Germany striker Mario Gomez.

Subscriber Only Stories
Skin Allergies In Children – What parents need to know?Premium
What makes KuCoin P2P Trading Platform a Good Choice To Buy Crypto?Premium
Airtel Demonstrates Immersive Video Entertainment On 5G; Recreates Kapil ...Premium
Is It A Good Idea To Keep One Account For All Your Financial Transactions?Premium

“Despite great matches in the Champions League, we failed to qualify for an international competition last season,” Allofs said in a statement. “And the reshuffle of the squad has not produced the results we were hoping for.

“After the latest disappointing performances, we decided to give the team a new impulse by changing the coach,” Allofs said. Hecking said he was “naturally disappointed.”

Hecking became Wolfsburg’s coach shortly before Christmas in 2012. In 2015, Wolfsburg won the German Cup and finished runner-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, notching a 4-1 win over the champions. It reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League last season, losing to eventual champion Real Madrid.

Hecking is the third Bundesliga coach to lose his job this season, after Werder Bremen’s Viktor Skripnik and Hamburg’s Bruno Labbadia.

Hot Offer Putin claims victory in Mariupol, leaving Ukrainian defenders holed up Subscribe Now
Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 Join our Telegram channel ( The Indian Express ) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard

Featured Stories

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments