Wolfsburg appoint Arsenal coach as new manager

Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg have revealed the head of Arsenal's academy Andries Jonker will be their new head coach after the departure of Valerian Ismael on Sunday.

Ismael was unceremoniously removed from his position in charge of the Wolves first team after they were defeated 2-1 by SV Werder Bremen over the weekend, their fourth defeat in six Bundesliga games so far this year and 12th of the season.

The club wasted no time in naming a replacement, less than 24 hours later, bringing in a familiar face, that has done wonders for his reputation while at the Gunners.

Jonker was an assistant coach at Wolfsburg before he signed for Arsenal in 2014.

"I have had a wonderful three years," the Dutch coach told the Gunner's official website. "We have made significant progress and it has been great to be part of a club which puts such an emphasis on developing young players through its academy.

"I leave a great team of people who will continue to do a terrific job and I would like to thank everyone, including the board, chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger for all the support.

"There are some top young players in the Arsenal academy. I look forward to seeing them progress their careers."

Jonker penned a relatively short-term deal that expires at the end of next season, but it will most likely be extended if he can make a fast start to his tenure in charge of Wolfsburg and move them out of relegation trouble this term.

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