VfL Wolfsburg have moved quickly to appoint a number two for Andries Jonker following the dismissal of Valerien Ismael, with former Arsenal and Sweden star Freddie Ljungberg taking up the position of assistant coach at the Volkswagen Arena.

“I’m bringing Freddie Ljungberg as my assistant coach,” said Jonker at his first press conference as Wolves coach. “I am looking forward to getting to work.”

Jonker – who was assistant coach at Bayern Munich between 2009 and 2011 – crossed paths with Ljungberg when the pair were working in Arsenal’s youth academy in 2016. Ljungberg was part of Arsenal’s “Invincibles” team in the 2003-04 season, when the Gunners won the English Premier League without suffering a single defeat.

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