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VfL Wolfsburg set Labbadia as new coach

4cbc158ed01a9820af56ae87993f12f5 - VfL Wolfsburg set Labbadia as new coach

Bruno Labbadia need to VfL Wolfsburg redeem degradatiezorgen. The German club claimed on Tuesday the 52-year-old trainer as the successor of Martin Schmidt, who a day earlier resigned.

The 50-year-old Swiss worked only five months at the club, Jeffrey Bruma, Riechedly Bazoer and Paul Verhaegh. Schmidt was in september appointed as the successor of the dismissed Andries Jonker.

Under the leadership of Schmidt, the performance of the champion of 2009 is not much better. Wolfsburg with 24 points from 23 matches, on the fourteenth place in the Bundesliga.

The Volkswagenclub has only one point more than 1. FSV Mainz 05, the current number sixteen of the rankings. At the end of the season means that position of the play-offs against relegation.

Former German international Labbadia worked two periods at Hamburger SV and Bayer Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart under his wing. He signs with Wolfsburg a contract until mid-2019.

Friday is Labbadia for the first time on the bank, if Wolfsburg goes to visit rival Mainz. The match starts at 20.30 hours.

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