The Wolfsburg football club has just fired their head coach, Mark van Bommel, on Sunday, October 24th, 2021 following only 13 – games with van Bommel in charge of managing Wolfsburg’s team. This firing of van Bommel marks just the 1st Bundesliga coach to lose his coaching job so far this season, but analysts are expecting there to be some more coaches fired in the near future.
Mark was the former midfielder of the Netherlands international team, and van Bommel had previously won his 1st 4 league games as the head coach in charge of Wolfsburg’s football club. Wolfsburg fleetingly led the league early on, but Mark leaves his former team on an 8 – match winless streak after a 2 to 0 loss to Freiburg on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.
The chief executive of Wolfsburg, Jörg Schmadtke, stated that their upper – management personnel were not persuaded that van Bommel was the correct coach, “To get out of this difficult sporting situation and to bring about a turnaround as soon as possible.”
Van Bommel explained to the sports media world that the firing came as an unbelievable shock to him last Sunday. Mark knew he was on the hot seat, but van Bommel was under the impression that he had some time to try and turn things around for Wolfsburg prior to being let go of his head coaching role with the football club.
“I am surprised and disappointed by the decision because I am convinced that we would have managed together to get back on the path to success,” the former head coach of the Wolfsburg football club, Mark van Bommel, proclaimed in his comments recently released by the Wolfsburg football club. “I wish the team soon manages to get things turned around.”
Wolfsburg is currently sitting in the 9th spot in the Bundesliga standings at the moment, and they have just been eliminated from the 1st – round of the German Cup that begins in August of 2022. The Wolfsburg football club also sits in last place in the Champions League Group G following their 3 to 1 loss to Salzburg on last Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.
Van Bommel arrived in the past off – season following their previous head coach, Oliver Glasner, vacating the head coaching position of the Wolfsburg football club to move to Eintracht Frankfurt. It was just his 2nd head coaching job after a 17 – month stint with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 2018 and 2019.
The Associated Press News Services. “Wolfsburg fires coach van Bommel after 13 games in charge”. The Associated Press. October 24, 2021.