Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that Florian Kohfeldt will be appointed as head coach of Eupen. The former Werder Bremen head coach’s most recent job was in charge of Wolfsburg during the 2021/2022 season. Kohfeldt began his career working within the Werder Bremen system before becoming the clubs head coach in November of 2017, having been a caretaker for a brief period. The German managed 142 games for Werder, winning 51, drawing 37 and losing 54.
During his first season in charge of Werder the side finished 11th, followed by an 8th place finish in 2018/2019. However, the following season the side finished 16th and only survived through the play-offs. The following season Kohfeldt was sacked as the side were relegated. He only managed 25 games at Wolfsburg, who finished 12th. The board were unhappy with the season and he was released. Ironically, the man he replaced at Wolfsburg was Mark Van Bommel, who recently won the Belgian Pro League with Antwerp.
Eupen barely avoided relegation last season, and will hope that Kohfeldt can turn things around this season for the Pandas. There is certainly a lot of work to be done in the transfer window, with key players like Stef Peeters having left when contracts came to an end.