Oliver Glasner (VfL Wolfsburg)
Oliver Glasner has a heavy legacy at VfL Wolfsburg. The Austrian will continue the successful work of his predecessor, Bruno Labbadia. As "wolves", but rather unexpected in Europa League, Glasner is not without success in the season, even if his manager, Jörg Schmadtke, does not want to equal success on the table. In Germany, the 44-year-old is a blank slate. Last season, he surprisingly led Linz ASK for second prize, before being in Ried and as assistant coach in Salzburg. As it should not always work with the communication between Schmadtke and Labbadia, order Glasner soon after taking office, the craftsmen. "I broke a partition in the office because I'm an absolute team player"he said during his presentation.
Ante Covic (Hertha BSC)
Ante Covic is the new coach of Hertha BSC. But it's not really new. Since 2010, he has taken care of several youth teams. The second team was already the interim coach of the pros and played several years as a player for the "old lady". "I know Berliners, I know how we tick"he says. With a rather young team, he wants to be offensive like his predecessor, Pal Dardai, and he wants to play more courageously. "I want to let her go on a leash and make the game more active", says the 43-year-old, who should also be much more tactically variable at work. In the Cup at VfB Eichstätt (5: 1), everything worked well last time.
Alfred Schreuder (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
1899 Hoffenheim has long been coach Julian Nagelsmann was beaten by RB Leipzig. But maybe little will change in Kraichgau. For the new coach, Alfred Schreuder was under the direction of Nagelsmann, already assistant coach of the club. "We are similar in many ways, together, it worked very well"said Schreuder: "We will not change much in the way we play football, we want to be bold and confident, but also down-to-earth." Schreuder comes from Ajax of Amsterdam, where he was also an assistant coach and supported by his brother Dick.
Achim Beierlorzer (1st FC Cologne)
From contemplative Regensburg to excited Cologne, Achim Beierlorzer has changed. The 51-year-old wants to establish the "Billy Billy Goats" after the Bundesliga's permanent rise: "That means we do not want to have anything to do with the lower ranks as soon as possible"he says "It is important that the Bundesliga have the quality to play there and we certainly do." There has been no radical change this summer in Cologne, but Beierlorzer wants to accelerate CF play. "I want to play a very active football so that our change game is a real Wafe"He says that even in Regensburg he was running hard, aggressive and fast paced.