Markus Weinzierl is the new head coach of VfB Stuttgart. Those in charge at the club and the 43-year-old football-tutor agreed on the terms of an immediate contract, valid until 30.06.2020. Markus Weinzierl will hold his first training session with the club on Wednesday.
Markus Weinzierl previously held head-coach positions with SSV Jahn Regensburg, FC Augsburg and FC Schalke 04. At Jahn Regensburg, the Straubingen born coach won promotion to the '2. Bundesliga', and took FC Augsburg into the UEFA Europa League. As a player, Markus Weinzierl made 53 second-flight appearances for Stuttgarter Kickers, Jahn Regensburg and SpVgg Unterhaching.
President Wolfgang Dietrich: "In what is anything other than an easy situation for VfB Stuttgart, we acted with the necessary caution and, at the same time, laid the groundwork for a new start sportingly. We are delighted that in Markus Weinzierl, we have secured the services of an experienced and ambitious head-coach and we would like to welcome him warmly here to VfB."
Sporting director Michael Reschke: "In Markus Weinzierl, we have signed a success-hungry coach, who knows the Bundesliga quite exactly and he also knows what our situation requires. Our discussions were very trusted and goal-oriented. We are convinced that we have signed the right head-coach for VfB in Markus Weinzierl. He will decisively develop our team further."
Markus Weinzierl: "I am really looking forward to this challenge. VfB is a massive club, that finds itself in a difficult sporting situation right now. However, I am completely convinced of the potential of the team and the club. I have observed the Bundesliga intensively in recent months and I am extremely eager to get to work with my new team."