Eintracht Frankfurt has signed Oliver Glasner as a new coach. As the Hessen announced on Wednesday, the Austrian will succeed his compatriot Adi Hütter, who has switched to league rival Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Glasner was actually still under contract for another year with league rivals VfL Wolfsburg, he signed with Eintracht until 2024. According to information from the picture, Eintracht has to shell out 1.8 million euros in transfer for Glasner.
“It was not an easy step for me because I really enjoyed working with this team,” said Glasner in a statement from VfL. “But I have the feeling that it is time for a new challenge. I wish VfL Wolfsburg continued success.”
VfL managing director Jörg Schmadtke said: “We have complied with this and terminated the contractual relationship. We would like to thank Oliver Glasner for two successful years and wish him all the best.”
Glasner’s assistant coach Michael Angerschmid goes to Frankfurt with Glasner, Thomas Sageder leaves Wolfsburg with an unknown destination.
Oliver Glasner is the new trainer at Eintracht Frankfurt
The SBU was very happy: “Over the past two years at VfL Wolfsburg, Oliver Glasner has proven that he is able to work at the absolute top level and develop young players,” said CEO Axel Hellmann: “In our situation With a high staff turnover around the team, we deliberately relied on a coach with experience from the Bundesliga and international competition. We also quickly came to the conclusion that Oliver Glasner’s game philosophy is a perfect fit for our team. We are convinced of this that he will continue the very successful path he started in Wolfsburg in Frankfurt. “
About his move to Eintracht, Glasner said in the press release of the Frankfurters: “Eintracht Frankfurt is an exciting club and has made great progress in recent years. The emotionality in the city and the region around Eintracht is great and not least after the internationally known for their great performances in the Europa League in recent years. We see an opportunity in Frankfurt to develop a team at a strong level and we are very much looking forward to this great challenge. “