Jonker nets Wolfsburg post

Jonker nets Wolfsburg post

Jonker nets Wolfsburg post

The Wolves have won only one of their last six games in all competitions and have the third worst home record in the Bundesliga this term, having lost seven of their 12 league matches at the Volkswagen Arena.

"Andries Jonker knows VfL Wolfsburg well and maintained regular contact with the club even after his move to London", he said. The French coach was dismissed after a fifth defeat in sixth games left the club perilously close to the Bundesliga relegation zone, and have turned to a familiar face to drag them away from danger.

He has plenty of experience of German league football and was Louis van Gaal's assistant at Bayern from 2009 until April 2011 when he stepped up as caretaker coach until the end of the season after Van Gaal was sacked.

The 54-year-old returns to the club where he worked under Felix Magath and Lorenz-Gunther Kostner.

"He is a coach with global experience and a proven tactician, who brings with him the best conditions to help get VfL quickly and sustainably back on the path to success".

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New Wolfsburg head coach Andries Jonker has admitted that the club's decision to approach him to replace Valerien Ismael came as a surprise.

This season both Kelechi Nwakali and Stefan O'Connor are playing at MVV Maastricht, where Jonker was the manager between 2004-06, with another four academy players on loan at Dutch clubs.

Jonker was offered the post this weekend and has made a decision to leave London to take the job, following a disappointing spell in which Arsenal were knocked out of this year's FA Youth Cup by Blackburn Rovers at the third round.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.

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