Mark van Bommel has been officially confirmed as head coach of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

The 44-year-old has been confirmed as the successor to Oliver Glasner, who left Wolfsburg for Eintracht Frankfurt despite guiding the club to a Champions League spot.

Van Bommel takes on his first role since leaving PSV Eindhoven in December 2019 and he takes Kevin Hofland, Michael Frontzeck, Alex Abresch and Vincent Heilmann with him.

Wolfsburg sports director Jörg Schmadtke said on the club’s website, “We spoke intensively with Mark van Bommel. In those conversations, our impression was confirmed: he fits perfectly with our philosophy. Mark is an internationally recognized football expert and knows what to expect in the Bundesliga. In addition, he has enormous ambition, which set him apart from the rest during his playing career. This is a dream solution.”

Van Bommel added, “I am really looking forward to this challenge at Wolfsburg. My ideas are identical to those of the club management. Working as a coach in the Bundesliga is a great honour.”

All eyes will now be on Van Bommel’s transfer targets with the club already linked with a number of Dutchmen including Mohamed Ihattaren, Steven Berghuis and Micky van de Ven.

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