The goalkeeping coach and VfL have parted company.
After almost 12 years at the club, Andreas Hilfiker is leaving VfL Wolfsburg at the end of this year. The contract between the Swiss goalkeeping coach and the Wolves has been terminated by mutual consent. Brought to the Bundesliga side in 2008 by Felix Magath, the 50-year-old has been coaching the Wolves’ goalkeepers for over a decade. Since February 2018, Hilfiker has been responsible for coordinating the goalkeeping department.
“I’ve had an incredibly enjoyable and intense time at VfL,” said Hilfiker. “Together with the team, the staff and the fans, we’ve been through joy and pain and I don’t regret a single moment. My thanks also go to Jörg Schmadtke and Marcel Schäfer for the open conversations. I wish VfL all the best for the future and the maximum possible success on the pitch.”
Sporting director Schäfer: “VfL is losing a great goalkeeping coach and a wonderful person in Andreas Hilfiker. We wish him all the best and hope that he’ll pop back to the Volkswagen Arena now and again.”