Magath retakes Wolfsburg reins
Felix Magath has been appointed coach of Wolfsburg after resigning from his position at Schalke earlier this week.
The 57-year-old begins work at Volkswagen Arena with immediate effect, and will be on the bench for Sunday's Bundesliga game at Stuttgart. He will take his first training session this afternoon.
Magath returns for his second stint at Wolfsburg after leading the club to the Bundesliga title in 2009 before joining Schalke, with whom he secured a second-placed finish last season. However, he left Die Königsblauen on Wednesday, with the club sitting tenth in the league, after losing the support of the players.
But less than 48 hours later Magath was on his way back to Wolfsburg with the foremost aim of keeping the club in the top flight. Die Wölfe slipped into the Bundesliga's relegation zone last weekend after losing for the fourth time in five games under Pierre Littbarski, who was named caretaker coach following the departure of Steve McClaren last month.
Magath will be officially unveiled at a press conference later today, when he will finalise the deal by penning an expected two-year contract.
"Nothing has been signed yet because there was no time for it, but I think I will be there until 2013," said Magath told the Sport1 website this morning. "Everything went so quickly, but I am sitting in my car now driving to the place where I celebrated the greatest success of my career."
Wolfsburg have yet to comment on the futures of Littbarski and director of sport Dieter Hoeness, with Magath also expected to take over the latter's duties having performed a similar dual role at Schalke.