BERLIN: Bayer Leverkusen sacked head coach Peter Bosz and brought in Hannes Wolf in a bid to curb their fallout in the Bundesliga after excelling in December.
Bosz, 57, replaces former Germany under -18 operator Wolf, 39, who is currently taking over until the end of the season with Leverkusen now fifth in the German major leagues.
Wolf won the second division title with Stuttgart in 2016/17, but was sacked after a season in Hamburg for failing to bring them back to the Bundesliga in 2018/19.
“With the new coaching staff, we want to change the situation and once again take the path of creating the success we left behind,” said Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes.
“Despite being a very young coach, Hannes Wolf stood out with the big clubs and was convincing with his appearance in the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart.”
Wolf’s opening game is against lower-league club Schalke on April 4, his first game in eight league games to narrow his gap to seven points for a place in the Champions League.