Official: Stuttgart appoint new coach
Markus Weinzierl has officially been appointed new head coach of VfB Stuttgart.
|Markus Weinzierl.||Photo: Maerwa/CC-by-SA 3.0|
VfB Stuttgart have announced that Markus Weinzierl will take over as head coach. The former coach of SSV Jahn Regensburg, Augsburg and Schalke 04 has signed a contract that runs until 2020.
Weinzierl will replace Tayfun Korkut who was sacked on Sunday after a weak start to the season that has left Stuttgart rock bottom of the Bundesliga.
"I am really looking forward to this challenge. VfB is a massive club, that finds itself in a difficult sporting situation right now. However, I am completely convinced of the potential of the team and the club. I have observed the Bundesliga intensively in recent months and I am extremely eager to get to work with my new team," Weinzierl told vfb.de.
Stuttgart sporting director Michael Reschke is confident Weinzierl is the right man to take the club forward.
"In Markus Weinzierl, we have signed a success-hungry coach, who knows the Bundesliga quite exactly, and he also knows what our situation requires. Our discussions were very trusted and goal-oriented. We are convinced that we have signed the right head coach for VfB in Markus Weinzierl. He will decisively develop our team further," Reschke said.
Weinzierl was dismissed from his last job at Schalke 04 in June 2017.