Stuttgart have today announced the appointment of Fabian Wohlgemuth as their new sporting director. The 43-year-old, formerly of Paderborn, replaces Sven Mislintat at the Bundesliga club.
“VfB have set standards in German football history,” said Wohlgemuth. “It’s a vibrant club with a great fan culture, an exciting squad and incredible potential. At the same time, it’s clear that the sporting and economic tasks at VfB will challenge our team spirit. I believe that things work particularly well when they’re born and worked on as a team.
“The talks with Alexander Wehrle and other VfB managers has absolutely convinced me that we think and act the same way here. I’m full of anticipation to work together with everyone at VfB on a successful future.”
Who is Fabian Wohlgemuth?
Both in Berlin in 1979, Wohlgemuth was a business graduate and worked as a coach and scout in the youth teams at Hamburger SV before working at Wolfsburg’s youth academy for seven years. He was then appointed Holstein Kiel sporting director in 2018, a position he held until he was recruited in the same position at fellow 2. Bundesliga side Paderborn in 2020.
Wohlgemuth faces a busy seven months ahead of him with Serhou Guirassy and Tiago Tomas returning to their parent clubs in 2023 and Borna Sosa – contract until 2025 – potentially leaving Stuttgart in January as they look to secure funds.
Michael Wimmer also remains the interim coach following the dismissal of Pellegrino Matarazzo with VfB currently down in 16th after 15 games.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder