Back strengthening for Schmadtke: Wolfsburg wants to rest again
VfL published a statement by the chairman of the supervisory board Frank Witter on Friday evening, who expressly stood behind managing director Jörg Schmadtke. "We have regained a unity at VfL Wolfsburg in the past four years under the sporting leadership of Jörg Schmadtke, which - sporty and also as a club - has very good," said the 63 -year -old.
"I can assure that we cannot be divided apart by no substance -free public speculation or supposed indiscretion. We are unchanged very happy to have a not only very competent but also strong sporting management with Jörg Schmadtke and Marcel Schäfer since 2018."
After Niko Kovac's obligation (Treaty until 2025) is the new trainer directly in front of the door, VfL is now looking for peace again - by the outgoing managing director - Schmadtke will become the club at the end of January 2023 abandoned - expressly strengthens the back.
In this context, Witter's statement is also to be understood, but it comes with a day delay. Until the end, a clear commitment to the previously publicly exposed managing director was missing. This came now.
However, questions remain: How did Florian Kohfeldt separate and the sudden change of heart Schmadtkes? Why was the coach, although his dismissal was already determined, sent faith into the Bayern game and the subsequent press conference that he stays VfL coach?