It was already announced back in September 2020 that Tommy Stroot would be taking over as head coach of VfL Women on 1 July, and now the remaining position on the coaching staff have been filled. Stroot, who is taking over from Stephan Lerch, will be going into his first season with two new assistant coaches, a new analyst as well as the existing goalkeeper coaches.
The Green-and-Whites’ management have been fortunate enough to acquire the services of Sabrina Eckhoff and Kim Kulig as new assistant coaches. 36-year-old Eckhoff is currently working with the Baden-Württemberg football association and, like Lerch, completing her coaching badges. Her fellow assistant coach Kulig is also working on her coaching licence and will be moving to Wolfsburg from Eintracht Frankfurt next season. The 30-year-old former German international and 2009 Euro winner is currently coaching Eintracht’s second-string team.
Eike Herding and Alisa Vetterlein will continue in their roles as goalkeeper coaches with the She-Wolves. 36-year-old Herding moved to VfL Women from SV Werder Bremen’s youth set-up in 2019, at the same time that 32-year-old Vetterlein – who was between the sticks when the Green-and-Whites won the treble in 2013 – returned to the club.
There will be a change to the analysis department, with Gerhard Waldhart taking charge. The 43-year-old Austrian is currently working in a similar capacity at the SKN St. Pölten academy.