News : Bayer Leverkusen: coach Peter Bosz has to go, Hannes Wolf takes over – sport
Bayer Leverkusen reacted to the ongoing downward trend and parted ways with coach Peter Bosz. This was announced by the table sixth on Tuesday. Hannes Wolf will take over as his successor until the end of the season with immediate effect, while Peter Hermann will return as assistant coach.
“In view of the development of football in recent weeks, we have come to the conclusion that the separation from Peter Bosz can no longer be avoided,” said sports director Rudi Völler. The 3-0 win at Hertha BSC on Sunday “was unfortunately characteristic, our team has lately fallen into the same pattern again and again. We haven’t been able to remedy the recurring mistakes and get back on the road to success.”
After an objective and very open analysis of the sporting situation, “we therefore agreed to make a cut, despite the great appreciation for Peter Bosz,” continued Völler. The Werkself, who were still leaders in the table in mid-December, lost ten of their 17 competitive games in the 2021 calendar year.
Peter Hermann returns as assistant coach
On Sunday, the 3-0 defeat at relegation candidate Hertha BSC saw the biggest defeat of the season. “With the new coaching team, we want to turn things around and take the path to success that we left off again,” emphasized sports director Simon Rolfes.
“I’m very happy about the trust placed in me. Because Bayer 04 is not just any club for me. Leverkusen has been one of the most attractive addresses in German football for many years. There is a highly ambitious environment and a very talented, exciting team here,” said Hannes Wolf, who last worked as a U-18 coach at the German Football Association (DFB): “We have every opportunity to get into international business. It’s up to us to do the maximum for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the remaining eight games to get out. “
He is supported by the 69-year-old Hermann, who has already worked for the Rhinelander for 29 years. “Peter’s particular strength lies in working with young players, and we have quite a few of them. As a professional, I enjoyed our years here in Leverkusen and benefited a lot from him,” said Rolfes.