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Hecking named Wolfsburg coach

Dieter Hecking has been appointed the new coach of Wolfsburg, the Bundesliga club confirmed on Saturday.

The 48-year-old arrives at the Volkswagen Arena after three years at Nuremberg, where he managed to transform the team from relegation strugglers to a respectable mid-table outfit.

Hecking will replace Lorenz-Guenther Koestner, who was at the helm on an interim basis since Felix Magath’s resignation in October.

“The new head coach of Wolfsburg is Dieter Hecking. Wolfsburg and the 48-year-old have today agreed a deal until 2016,” Wolfsburg said on their website.

“The date for the official presentation of the new Wolfsburg coach will be announced in the coming days.”

Hecking’s coaching debut for Wolfsburg will see his team face Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on January 19.

Wolfsburg are 15th in the Bundesliga – seven points clear of the relegation playoff spot – heading into the second half of the season.

Nuremberg have said they hope to appoint a new coach in the coming days.

Sat 22 December, 2012
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