Chef coach Florian Kohfeldt tested positively, his experienced assistant Michael Frontzeck is freshly operated – now the only 25-year-old Vincent Heilmann must sit in the away game of the VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday at FC Augsburg as the responsible trainer on the bench.
His former boss Mark van Bommel was fired in October last year, but Vincent Heilmann was allowed to stay at the VfL Wolfsburg. And now the just 25-year-old Dutch is suddenly the boss – as a substitute for the positive tested Van-Bommel successor Florian Kohfeldt in the away game of Lower Saxony on Sunday (15:30 o’clock / Dazn) at FC Augsburg.
“That Vincent is still here, it is already evidenced by a certain appreciation on our part,” said VfL-Heilmann director Marcel Schäfer. Although Heilmann in the professional sector truly does not have much experience and at his age can not have.
Only the later DFB coach Bernd Stöber was a year later, when in 1976 as an interim trainer at the then Bundesliga, 1. FC Saarbrücken promised for the first and at the same time for the last time as an interim coach.
Actually, the routinated Michael Frontzeck was planned as a back-up for Kohfeldt, but the 58-year-old exists because of an operative procedure on the face until the end of the season.
The job with the wolves got Heilmann, too, because he had trained Van Bommel’s son Ruben at the PSV Eindhoven. His own career had to finish the young coach injury early early.
For shepherd was and is Heilmann anyone else than an overvalued protege of Van Bommel: “We appreciate his content of competence. Vincent has a clear opinion, and he represents too.”