He came as a beacon of hope and is suddenly a shaky candidate: Niko Kovac is under pressure after the botched start of the season at VfL Wolfsburg. The name Thomas Reis is already doing the rounds.
After just one win from the first seven league games, VfL Wolfsburg is second to last in the table. Instead of playing for the European ranks, you suddenly have to bake smaller rolls again in the Autostadt. Niko Kovac is inevitably targeted.
If Kovac does not succeed in initiating a turnaround, the first potential successor is already circulating: Thomas Reis, who was only recently dismissed from VfL Bochum, is said to be an issue for those responsible at VW and Wolfsburg.
The 48-year-old had already coached the Lower Saxony U19s from 2016 to 2019 and is said to have been a candidate for the Wolves coaching job again and again in recent years.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Kovac comes under increasing pressure - is Wolfsburg thinking of rice? released.