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Josuha Guilavogui hits out at departing Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner:
'I'm very glad he's gone!'

By Rune Gjerulff

Wolfsburg captain Josuha Guilavogui admits he's happy that Oliver Glasner has left Volkswagen Arena.

Josuha Guilavogui and Yussuf Poulsen.
Josuha Guilavogui and Yussuf Poulsen.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Josuha Guilavogui has blasted departing Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner, admitting that he's 'very glad' the 46-year-old is leaving Volkswagen Arena for Eintracht Frankfurt.


"I kept my mouth shut until today because I didn't want to jeopardize the team's success. If Glasner had stayed in Wolfsburg, I would have looked for a new club," said the Wolfsburg captain in an interview with Wolfsburger Nachrichten and added:

"I'm very glad he's gone, because for me personally, it was the worst relationship I've ever had with a coach in my career.

"I've never experienced such a bad season, because I could contribute almost nothing to the success, at least not on the pitch. I was only allowed to play in the final stages of games that had already been decided for us."

It came to a point when the 30-year-old offered to hand over his captain's armband because of his lack of playing time.

"The coach gave me hope for a place in the starting eleven so many times, but kept coming up with new excuses for not letting me play. That went on all the time and almost destroyed me," said Guilavogui.

Glasner led Wolfsburg to a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga in the 2020/21 season. Former Dutch international Mark van Bommel has been appointed as his successor.


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