VFL Wolfsburg The great misunderstanding with Van Bommel
They said that in the summer what you say when a new coach comes. And yet, according to the honest conviction of Managing Director Jörg Schmadtke and also sports director Marcel Schäfer, as they talked about their obligation and the successor to the successful but unloved Oliver Glasner languages. Mark van Bommel is our cunning solution. We have dealt intensively with him and the personal conversations have confirmed our impression that he fits perfectly with our philosophy. Well, almost five months later, a philosophy is not much to recognize. And Van Bommel released.
It is the correction of a heavy, actually the first correct wrong decision of the lead duo Schmadtke / Schäfer. What she also touched in the club in the last three and a half years, it brought success. Now the great misunderstanding in the occupation of the coaching post. The manager had repeatedly emphasized in recent years, not to be a trainerkiller and acted accordingly. Although radio styles prevailed between him and Glasner for months, Schmadtke stood on the Austrian, and together they moved into the Champions League and only went there separated paths.
The team doubted for a long time at the game style
With Van Bommel, no dissonances between the and Schmadtke are known, the next stage should be achieved. From this, a rapid backward step. Because the Dutchman, who was well acquired as a type in the club and in the cabin, did not manage to transfer his game idea from which he leaned over again superficially as profoundly. Was the risk – these voices came from the team early on -, wanting to change the successful playing style, too big? Was it even necessary to switch radically from switching to ball possession football? Have guided tour and football teachers at their ideas about the alignment
The doubts in Schmadtke and Schäfer must have grown in the past weeks, early inflamed by van Bommel s interchangeable errors in the DFB Cup. The heavy backpack, which the coach set up with this historic faux pas, he could not take off after four wins at the start. The footballing reversal continued rapidly, the results remained almost inevitably, the conviction of the coach crumbled in the team and those responsible with every further defeat. After the Schmadtke had still demanded in the previous week, the right conclusions from the bad development on the lawn, van Bommel insisted on his viewpoint not to change nothing – and thus accelerated his outward throw. He is unusual for faster, but in view of the development but logical.