After securing UEFA Champions League football for VFL Wolfsburg for the first time in years, it seems silly that rumours are still surfacing regarding Oliver Glasner’s future at the club. Frankfurt and Salzburg have been the two clubs most heavily linked with the Austrian manager, as both clubs currently have open vacancies.
Although Oliver Glasner is contracted until 2022 with the Saxony-based club, the Austrian has a release clause in his contract of just €4.5 million which runs until 2022. With that relatively low fee, many clubs have been circling around the Austrian tactician since the start of the season. Frankfurt and Salzburg have been heavily linked since losing their managers to other clubs, and the likes of Leipzig and Gladbach also demonstrated interest before they secured new managers for themselves. Fueling the fire, our sister site TheMastermindSite.com also debriefed why Glasner would be the best possible fit for the vacant Tottenham Hotspur job in the Premier League.
To make matters more complicated, the former LASK Linz boss is said to have a poor relationship with Wolfsburg’s chief executive – Jörg Schmadtke after the Austrian criticized the club’s transfer dealings last summer. Schmadtke expects Glasner to stay on into next season, but the Austrian could have ideas of his own should the right club come calling. Taking over at RB Salzburg would potentially be an opportunity of a lifetime for the Austrian, and one that he might not want to turn down should the role be offered to him. Glasner knows the club well, having worked there as an assistant coach to Roger Schmidt between 2012 and 2014.
Frankfurt and Leverkusen have also been considering moving for Glasner, although it would be Adi Hütter levels of strange should he move from a Champions League side to a Europa League one. With Wolfsburg having secured Champions League football on Saturday, a potential move away from the club appears to be in serious doubt. However, the rumours continue to roll on, and anything is possible when it comes to managers moving around in the Bundesliga.
Whatever club he decides to be his home for 2020-21, Oliver Glasner will be remembered by the Wolfsburg faithful as the man who helped them gain a long-awaited re-entry into Europe’s biggest club competition: the UEFA Champions League.