Wolfsburg appoint Hecking as new manager

The Bundesliga team have announced that the 48-year-old has taken over the reins at the Volkswagen Arena and signed a contract tying him to the club until 2016
Dieter Hecking has been appointed as the new coach of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, die Wolfe confirmed on Saturday.

The 48-year-old arrives at the Volkswagen Arena after three years at Nurnberg, where he managed to transform the team from relegation strugglers to a respectable mid-table outfit.

His former club currently sit just one point above his new team in the German table, with the teams on 20 and 19 points respectively.

"The new head coach of Wolfsburg is Dieter Hecking. Wolfsburg and the 48-year-old have today agreed a deal until 2016," the club announced on their official website.

"The date for the official presentation of the new Wolfsburg coach will be announced in the coming days."

Hecking replaces caretaker boss Lorenz-Gunther Kostner, who has been in charge since October following the resignation of former manager Felix Magath.

The former Germany Under-21 international's coaching debut for the club will be against Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on January 19.