Ton Lokhoff has left VfL Wolfsburg to join hometown club NAC Breda.
After over six and a half years at VfL, Ton Lokhoff is set to embark on a new chapter after agreeing to join Dutch top-flight side NAC Breda as sporting director on 1 April. The 61-year-old Dutchman’s VfL contract has been terminated with immediate effect.
Breda-born Lokhoff, who was part of the Wolves’ youth department, started and finished his playing career at NAC before enjoying a spell as head coach of his hometown club.
Wide range of responsibilities
Lokhoff joined VfL from VfB Stuttgart in 2014. As assistant to then head coach Dieter Hecking, he was part of the coaching team that guided the Wolves to DFB Cup glory in 2015, a runners-up spot in the Bundesliga (2014/15) and victory in the DFL Supercup (also 2015). Before joining the youth department he spent time as a personal trainer and career coach, working with the brightest prospects at VfL’s football academy.
Lokhoff guided VfL’s U23s to the Regionalliga Nord title as assistant coach in 2019, and also took charge of the Wolves’ development squad in the Premier League International Cup.
“Always enjoyed working here”
“I had a wonderful time in Wolfsburg,” said Lokhoff. “And I’m not just talking about my time in the Bundesliga with the first team, but also my work with the players and coaches in the youth department. I always enjoyed working here and got to know some fantastic people. However, NAC Breda isn’t an ordinary club for me. That’s why I’m very grateful to VfL for allowing me to grasp this opportunity.”