First Team

Further additions to coaching staff

Assistant coach Frontzeck has contract cancelled.

The Wolves can confirm more new recruits to their coaching staff. New VfL head coach Niko Kovac had already announced that his brother Robert Kovac, 48, would be one of his assistant coaches, and now he is bringing conditioning coach Walter Gfrerer, 49, and Aaron Briggs, 34, as another assistant to Wolfsburg. Michael Frontzeck will be leaving the Green-and-Whites.

Niko and Robert Kovac – coaching together for almost a decade

Niko Kovac has worked with Austrian Walter Gfrerer and Briton Aaron Briggs before, most recently at French Ligue 1 club AS Monaco. Prior to that, fitness specialist Gfrerer and Kovac were on the staff together at RB Salzburg, while Briggs – whose area of work also covers analysis – spent two years at Manchester City before joining Kovac in Monaco.

Robert Kovac has been working as an assistant coach with his brother ever since 2013, initially for the Croatian U21 and then the senior international team, before moving to the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich, and reuniting at Monaco.

Frontzeck, meanwhile, is leaving his post at Wolfsburg. The former Bundesliga player and coach joined the club as assistant coach last summer but had to step back from his duties recently due to health reasons, and has come to an agreement with club management to cancel his contract.

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