New contract

Head coach Tommy Stroot extends contract with VfL Women until 2025.

Tommy Stroot has led VfL Women to the German championship and the DFB Cup final during his first season as head coach. Ahead of Saturday’s final against 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (kick-off 16:45 CEST), it’s been confirmed that Stroot will be staying with VfL Wolfsburg until at least 30 June 2025. The 33-year-old has extended his original deal, which was due to expire in 2023, by a further two years.

“Only at the start of our journey”

“Even when I was appointed, I stressed that a contract extension would mean more to me than the first contract,” said Stroot. “I see this contract extension primarily as an endorsement of the good cooperation with the players, my coaching team and all other staff. On the one hand it’s a vote of confidence in our work, which underlines that we as a team, but also every individual player, have made great progress. At the same time, I believe we’re only at the start of our journey and there’s still big potential in our group. Being able to accompany and guide the team and the coaching staff on this journey remains an attractive challenge, which I’ll continue to tackle with great energy and delight.”

“Trust and openness”

Ralf Kellermann, VfL Women sporting director, commented: “The working relationship with Tommy has been characterised by great trust and openness from day one. We already began discussions on an early contract extension in the spring, completely irrespective of potential title wins. I’m confident that this setup gives us the perfect basis to continue VfL Wolfsburg’s successful path in the coming years.”