Oliver Glasner leaves Wolfsburg to coach Frankfurt

Wolfsburg's head coach Oliver Glasner gestures during the Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

FRANKFURT, Germany - Oliver Glasner was hired to coach Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday, less than two weeks after his Wolfsburg team secured a place in the Champions League.

Wolfsburg finished in fourth place in the Bundesliga, one spot above Frankfurt. Wolfsburg will now bee looking for a new coach for its first Champions League campaign since 2015-16.

Frankfurt paid an undisclosed fee for Glasner, who had another year on his contract with Wolfsburg. The Austrian coach signed with Frankfurt through June 2024.

One key factor for Frankfurt next season will be whether the club can keep Portugal forward Andre Silva after he scored 28 goals in 32 Bundesliga games and attracted attention from clubs around Europe.

Glasner's move continues a rapid turnover of coaches at top Bundesliga clubs. He replaces Adi Hutter at Frankfurt after the Austrian moved to Borussia Monchengladbach to replace Marco Rose, who is in turn heading for Borussia Dortmund.

Also, Bayern Munich hired Julian Nagelsmann from Leipzig in the place of Hansi Flick, who is heading to the German national team after the European Championship.

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