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Wolfsburg keep faith with Kostner until summer

February 8, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Wolfsburg general director Dieter Hoeness has confirmed that caretaker manager Lorenz-Gunther Kostner will remain in charge until the end of the season.

Dieter Hoeness, Lorenz-Guenther Koestner
GettyImagesHoeness (left) with Kostner ahead of the Bayern Munich match
Wolfsburg clinched the Bundesliga title last year but they are currently in mid-table and Armin Veh, appointed in the summer to replace Felix Magath, was dismissed in January.

However, although several high-profile names have been linked with the post, Hoeness has now confirmed that Kostner will remain in charge until the summer to avoid further disruption in the run-in.

"He'll go to the end of the season," he told reporters. "We want this solution to create stability, to allow the team time to make the right decisions."

Kostner, who has previously managed sides including Cologne and Hoffenheim, secured a 1-1 draw with Hamburg in his first game in caretaker charge but fell to a 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in his second on Saturday.