Eike Herding replaces Patrick Platins as goalkeeper coach for VfL Ladies.
VfL Wolfsburg women’s team’s goalkeepers will be coached from 1 October onwards by Eike Herding. The 34-year-old is moving from SV Werder Bremen to join the double-winners, replacing Patrick Platins who is switching with immediate effect to the VfL football academy. Platins, who was part of VfL’s Bundesliga-winning team in the 2008/09 season, will be taking over from Markus Miller, who has left to join Karlsruher SC. Alisa Vetterlein is also returning to the She-Wolves, the 30-year-old taking on responsibility for goalkeeper coaching in the youth ranks as of 15 July. She made 69 Bundesliga, four DFB Cup and nine UEFA Women’s Champions League appearances for VfL Wolfsburg between the sticks from 2009 to 2013, and will also fill in with the Bundesliga side until Herding arrives, supporting her in her role thereafter.
New staff with "strong personalities"
"I am very pleased that we have managed to add strong personalities to the goalkeeper coaching staff after Patrick Platins’ move," said Ralf Kellermann, head of sport for VfL Ladies. "We are very grateful to Patrick for the work he has put in with us and we would like to wish him all the best in his new position within VfL. In Eike Herding we have found a successor with many years of experience with a licenced club. The fact that former player Alisa Vetterlein is also returning, having already done some work as a goalkeeper coach with youth teams, is absolutely wonderful!"