Wolfsburg's poor form eventually led to Die Wolfe's management decision to replace Mark Van Bommell immediately. The former Bremen boss, Florian Kohfeldt has been appointed to save their campaign. Van Bommell's dismissal might be the first to some, if not many this season, as there are several other managers in the German top flight are in danger too.
Die Wolfe's management's decision is understandable since they are aiming at the higher position or at least the same as last season. After finishing fourth last season which enable them to play in the Champions League, Bommell's side fell into a negative trend recently with eight winless run in all competitions, (five games in Bundesliga and three matches in UEFA Champions League). Such shall be put to and end soon, despite the fact that they managed to lead the Bundesliga table and secured the first five wins. In addition, the former Bayern man made ridiculous mistake by making six substitutions instead of the maximum five players while facing off Preuben Munster in German Cup. Such error led to halt the team's campaign in the competition.
Die Wolfe apparently did not take long to sign the proper replacement. The 39-year old Florian Kohfeldt sprung in their mind. Although he was sacked by Bremen after failing to pick up crucial points to safety last season after struggling to stay in the top tier via playoff in the previous season, Kohfeldt's experience in relying on the young squad in Bremen with 35 winning percentage seems to be something Die Wolfe's management considers positively on him. He is reportedly set to sign two-year contract to lead Max Arnold and Co. Wolfsburg's Sporting Director, Marcel Schafer, released a statement regarding this.
"In the past few hours we have had many discussions and made a selection of possible candidates. We're happy that we were able to reach an agreement with Florian Kohfeldt and are convinced that we can get back on the road to success together with him."
After Van Bommell's brief spell in just thirteen games in charge, it is interesting to see who else shall be replaced next. One of them is ironically the former Wolfsburg boss, Oliver Glasner. His performance in guiding Eintracht Frankfurt so far has been considered unconvincing with only one win in the domestic league so far, although that only win was highly notable since they humiliated Bayern on the road. Frankfurt is still stuck on the 15th in the standings and has been eliminated by Waldhof Mannheim at the first round of DFB Pokal. If the Austrian boss could not improve his team's form, he is likely to be the next one to lose his position.
The other two who could potentially be shown the door are Greuther Furth boss Stefan Leitl and Augsburg head coach Markus Weinzierl. The promoted side, Furth, has just collected one point in nine fixtures. Their last outing ended horribly as they suffered a big loss 1-4 against RB Leipzig, the same score as they were dismantled by Hertha Berlin and FC Koln. Furth is currently sitting at the bottom of the table. Meanwhile, Augsburg's disappointing 1-4 defeat while traveling to Mainz in their last outing has not only endangered Weinzierl's future but also the general manager Stefan Reuter.
Another name predicted to be relieved from his post earlier was Hertha Berlin boss, Pal Dardai, due to their hapless start. However, the former Hungarian international has been able to turn his team's misfortune to positive results after picking up three points versus Frankfurt and Gladbach in the past two games.