Gattuso took over at Valencia, Kovacs returned to Germany
Niko Kovac has replaced Florian Kohfeldt at Wolfsburg
The Wolves finished in 12th place in the Bundesliga last season and compared to the 2020/21 campaign, which produced a 4th league title, a change of coach is more logical than ever. Kochfeldt failed with the squad that Oliver Glasner had previously squeezed the maximum out of, and then left straight away to Eintracht (whose exploits you are surely aware of).
On May 24, Niko Kovac was appointed the new Wolfsburg manager, and his job was not accepted by the Monaco management – on January 1, the royal club announced the dismissal of the Croatian specialist who had been with the Monegasque side for 5 months. At the time of his dismissal Monaco were in sixth place in Ligue 1, and in the Europa League they made the play-offs from first place in their group. Prior to his time at Monegasque, Nico coached Bayern and Eintracht. With Frankfurt he won the German Cup, and with Munich he won the Bundesliga as well as the German Cup and the Supercup.
Edin Terzic replaces Marko Rosé at Borussia D
“Dortmund will once again take over from 39-year-old Edin. The German had been Lucien Favre’s assistant since 2018 and took charge of the team after his resignation in December 2020 and won the German Cup. Six months later, Marco Rosé joined the Bumblebees, who did well with Borussia Dortmund (reaching the eighth round of the Champions League).
After the 2021/22 season, Dortmund decided to part ways with Rosé, who had failed in the European competitions, but led his side to the number 2 spot in the Bundesliga. The media reported that the club’s management were not happy with Marko’s coaching methods. Before the start of last season, Terzic was appointed technical director of the club, but it was originally planned that he would join the coaching staff of Rosé. Now Edin is set to take the reins again, but temporarily or permanently, we do not know. “Borussia have not disclosed a timeframe for which they have agreed with their technical director.
Dirk Keat replaces Giovanni Franken at ADO Den Haag
The former forward, best known for his performances for Liverpool, will try his hand as first-team head coach for the first time. Keith was previously part of the coaching staff at the Quick Boyz and led Feyenoord U19 for two years.
The 41-year-old is contracted by Den Haag until the end of the 2022/23 season. In the last campaign of the Dutch second division, Den Haag finished in 4th place with 67 points. The team lost to Excelsior in the play-offs for promotion to the top division.
Daniel Farke replaces Adi Hütter at Borussia M
Farke managed to fly out to Krasnodar in January this year, but due to political reasons he left in March without having played a single official match with the team. On 4 June, the appointment of the 45-year-old was announced by Borussia Dortmund, who were understandably unhappy with Adi Hütter’s 10th place finish of the season. Farke’s contract is until the summer of 2025.
Prior to Krasnodar, Daniel worked with Lippstadt, Borussia Dortmund’s second team, and Norwich City.
Gennaro Gattuso replaces Jose Bordalas at Valencia
Rino, who has previously worked with AC Milan and Napoli and had a glimpse at Fiorentina, was appointed head coach of Valencia on June 9. The Italian has signed a contract until the summer of 2024.
“Valencia have not delighted fans since 2019, when they achieved fourth place, having settled in the middle of the standings. Bordalas, who hosted the Bats a year ago, did not make a furore – 9th final place at the end of last season.
Andrea Pirlo replaces Volkan Demirel at Fatih Karagümrük
The iconic Italian midfielder began his coaching career in the summer of 2020, taking charge of Juventus’ second team, but just 10 days after his appointment the Turin club’s management entrusted him with the first team. Pirlo led Juve to victory in the Italian Cup and Supercup but, under his guidance, the Bianconeri failed to win Serie A for the first time in nine years, finishing in 4th place. Andrea’s contract was for one year and was not renewed.
Pirlo was out of work for the entire 2021/22 season but has been constantly linked with rumours from many clubs. On 12 June, Turkish side Fatih Karagümük, who finished the season in 8th place, announced the appointment of the 43-year-old.
Vincent Kompany replaces Sean Dyche at Burnley
The Manchester City legend, who finished his career in August 2020 with his hometown side Anderlecht, immediately joined the Belgian club’s coaching staff and a year later became its head coach. In his first season under Vincent, the Magpies finished in 4th place in the Belgian league table, before taking the bronze a year later.
Meanwhile, in the APL, Burnley decided at the end of last season to part ways with Dyche, who had led the Bordeaux for almost 10 years. Sean was replaced in April by his assistant Mike Jackson but failed to keep the team in the top flight as Burnley left the APL. On 14 June, the club appointed Kompany as their new head coach with a contract until the summer of 2025.
Paulo Fonseca replaces Joslén Gurvennec at Lille
Lille announced the appointment of the Portuguese specialist as head coach on 29 June. Fonseca’s contract is for two years. Paulo replaces Joslain Gurwennec, who led the Dane to 10th place last season. Fonseca previously worked at Porto, Braga, Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma.
Ernesto Valverde replaces Marcelino at Athletic Bilbao
The Athletic press office announced Valverde’s appointment as the new head coach on 30 June. The term of the 58-year-old’s contract is not yet known. Under Marcelino, the Red and Whites finished in 8th place in La Liga last season,
Valverde, whose last job was at Barcelona (2017-2020), has taken charge of Athletic for the third time. He previously coached the Basques from 2003 to 2005 and from 2013 to 2017, leading the team to victory in the Spanish Super Cup in 2015.
Ernesto has won the La Liga title twice with Barça, as well as the Spanish Cup and Super Cup.