Hecking named Wolfsburg coach

Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg have named Dieter Hecking as their new head coach.

Last Updated: 22/12/12 at 16:47 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Gareth Bale looking forward to next season with Real Madrid

Post comment

Gareth Bale has given a strong indication that he expects to remain with Real Madrid next season.

Artur Boruc stays at Bournemouth

Post comment

Bournemouth have signed Artur Boruc on a permanent deal following his release by Southampton.

All Articles

Dieter Hecking: Named as Wolfsburg's

Dieter Hecking: Named as Wolfsburg's

Hecking, who is leaving Nurnberg to move to the Volkswagen Arena, takes over from Lorenz-Gunther Kostner who has been caretaker-coach of Wolfsburg since Felix Magath's resignation at the end of October.

A statement on www.vfl-wolfsburg.de today read: "The new head coach of Wolfsburg is Dieter Hecking. Wolfsburg and the 48-year-old have today agreed a deal until 2016.

"The date for the official presentation of the new Wolves coach will be announced in the coming days."

Wolfsburg are 15th in the Bundesliga standings on 19 points, seven above the bottom three and one behind 14th-placed Nurnberg.

Hecking took charge of Nurnberg in 2009 and helped them avoid relegation in his first season before finishing sixth and 10th respectively over the last two campaigns.

Nurnberg said on their website that they hoped to make a decision on Hecking's successor in the coming days.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


(reopens) "I am really looking forward to this new challenge," Hecking told Sport1 television.

Wolfsburg turned to Hecking after negotiations with Bernd Schuster stalled, although the 48-year-old was always a leading candidate for the position.

Nurnberg's director of sport Martin Bader, who was informed of the negotiations by both Hecking and his Wolfsburg counterpart Klaus Allofs yesterday, had hoped to retain the services of his coach.

"I had made it clear to him that it was my biggest wish, if at all possible for him to stay at least until the end of the season, if not longer," said Bader

"I am disappointed that we were unable to keep hold of him at least until the end of the season."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company