Supervisory Board Chairman Frank Witter from the Bundesliga soccer club VfL Wolfsburg has strengthened coach Niko Kovac despite the bad start to the season.

    “There is absolutely no doubt that Niko Kovac is the right coach,” said the 63-year-old at a media round in Wolfsburg. The former coach of FC Bayern Munich “burns” for the task, added Witte, who also emphasized: “We have a points crisis, we don’t need to argue that away.”

    The ambitious Lower Saxony occupy the penultimate place in the table with only five points from seven games. Next Saturday (3:30 p.m. / Sky) VfL will welcome table 16. VfB Stuttgart to the basement duel.

    “We need sporting success”

    “We need sporting success,” warned the supervisory board boss. From the individually well-staffed squad, Kovac had to “form a team” in which everyone “goes to their limits” and shows “willingness and will”.

    Those responsible for striker Max Kruse no longer saw this, which is why they finally sorted him out. Witter also supports this measure. The ex-national player is an “exceptional footballer with special skills” that also helped to stay up in the second half of the previous season. But you also have to look at “the overall structure” of a team. However, the fuss about Kruse should not be “an excuse” for the bad start to the season.

    Witter was satisfied with Marcel Schäfer and Sebastian Schindzielorz, the new management duo in the sporting management. Both are modern, dynamic and likeable personalities.