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.