Martin Schmidt the coach of Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen at VfL Wolfsburg has resigned after five months and 22 games in charge and only four days before a key Bundesliga relegation battle against Leon Baloguns Mainz 05
The club, announced the decision in a statement on its website and said it was surprised by Schmidt’s decision but had accepted it reluctantly.
Schmidt who was appointed in September becomes only the fourth coach to leave the club since October 2016,.
Under him Wolfsburg drew 11 out of their 19 league matches under him with five defeats and three wins.
They also won two matches in the German Cup before losing to Schalke 04 in the quarter-finals.
Schmidt who obviously was a firm believer in youth was slowly integrating young Nigerian Starlet Victor Osimhen into the main team
The German tactician who had mentioned severally that he was impressed with the Nigerians attitude in training sessions had given the year old a couple of starts and runs in the team and under him Osimhen had featured 9 times with 2 of those as a starter
“We cannot entirely understand his motives,” said chairman Tim Schumacher.
Wolfsburg, who won their only Bundesliga title in 2009, are 14th in the table, two places and one point above Mainz who are in the relegation playoff spot and host the Wolves on Friday.