Freddie Ljunberg named as new Wolfsburg assistant coach

New VfL Wolfsburg manager Andries Jonker has appointed former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljunberg as his assistant coach.


Jonker, who is set to begin his second spell at the Volkswagen Arena following the dismissal of Valerien Ismael, first crossed paths with Ljunberg at Arsenal’s youth academy where they both worked in 2016.

Speaking at his first press conference as VfL Wolfsburg manager, Jonker said: “I’m bringing Freddie Ljungberg as my assistant coach.”

The former Arsenal academy chief added: “I am looking forward to getting to work.”

Ljunberg was a two-time Premier League champion with Arsenal and was a part of the ‘Invicibles’ team who went 49 league games unbeaten.

The duo take the helm with ‘The Wolves’ 14th in the Bundesliga, four points clear of the relegation zone and just two clear of the relegation play-off place.


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