Arsenal’s academy manager Andries Jonker named Wolfsburg coach

Dutchman changed Liam Brady at Arsenal in 2014. Freddie Ljungberg may also depart position with academy.

Andries Jonker previously served as an assistant at Wolfsburg before joining Arsenal
Andries Jonker prior to now served as an assistant at Wolfsburg sooner than becoming a member of Arsenal

Wolfsburg have showed that Arsenal’s academy manager, Andries Jonker, will take over as their new coach.

Jonker, who changed Liam Brady at Arsenal in 2014, in the past served as an assistant on the Bundesliga membership having additionally labored underneath Louis van Gaal with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Holland. The 54-year-old Dutchman has signed a freelance till the top of subsequent season will substitute former Crystal Palace defender Valérien Ismaël, who used to be sacked following the 2-1 house defeat to Werder Bremen that left Wolfsburg handiest two issues out of doors the relegation zone.


At a press convention, Jonker published that former Arsenal and Sweden midfielder Freddie Ljungberg, who labored with him on the Gunners academy, can be becoming a member of him as an assistant coach.

Jonker stated: “I’ve remained in touch with Wolfsburg through the years, however the enquiry did come as just a little of a wonder. There are just a few golf equipment with the probabilities to be had to them that VfL have. This is a large problem.

“I do know a large number of the gamers and all the way through this week I will be able to be taking a look to organize the workforce for the sport towards Mainz. All the gamers get started from scratch. They all be able to turn out themselves. It’s now not about which device I favor. All that counts is getting the 40 issues as temporarily as imaginable.”

“Andries Jonker is aware of VFL Wolfsburg and stored common touch with the membership even after his transfer to London,” added Wolfsburg’s wearing director, Olaf Rebbe, in a remark. “Both elements have been decisive for the truth that we have been in a position to seek out this answer in any such couple of minutes. He is an across the world skilled coach and a confirmed tactician who has the most productive prerequisites to temporarily and sustainably convey VFL again into the monitor.”

The 2008/09 Bundesliga champions made up our minds to make a transformation after Ismaël, a former defender with the membership, gained six video games in 17 fits in rate having taken over from Dieter Hecking in October 2016.

Following Ismaël’s departure, Rebbe defined to the membership site: “Having thought to be all of the details and cases, we got here to the mutual conclusion that a parting of the way is the right kind measure so as to get the workforce again onto a a success monitor.

“Our determination used to be now not primarily based only on the newest results of the sport towards Bremen, however somewhat primarily based upon the impressions and effects from fresh weeks and months.

“We want to thank Valerien Ismaël for right away agreeing to take rate of the workforce all the way through an overly tricky segment in October 2016 and making an enormous effort to fortify the location. In spite of all of our highest efforts, we have now now not been a success in getting again on target sportingly.”

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