EUPEN, BELGIUM - JULY 29 : Van Genechten Yentl defender of KAS Eupen celebrates scoring a goal during the Jupiler Pro League match between KAS Eupen and KVC Westerlo on July 29, 2023 in Eupen, Belgium, 29/07/2023 ( Photo by David Hagemann / Photonews

Florian Kohfeldt new coach of KAS Eupen

KAS Eupen has signed Florian Kohfeldt as the new coach of the first team. Born in Siegen on 5 October 1982, Florian Kohfeldt brings with him the experience of more than 170 Bundesliga games through his stints at SV Werder Bremen and VfL Wolfsburg.

After completing his sports studies at the University of Bremen in 2013, Florian Kohfeldt completed his training as a football coach at the DFB’s Hennes Weisweiler Academy in 2015.

In 2014 he became assistant coach of the SV Werder 1st team and in 2016 coach of the U23. In October 2017, Florian Kohfeldt was promoted to head coach of Werder Bremen’s Bundesliga team.  Until 2021, the new coach of KAS Eupen held the sporting responsibility of SV Werder Bremen as head coach in 143 Bundesliga matches. From October2021 to May 2022, Florian Kohfeldt was head coach of VfL Wolfsburg.

The first official training session under the new coach will take place next week and will be scheduled in the next few days. Fans and the press will be informed in time.

Dr. Andreas Bleicher, Board Member of KAS Eupen: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome our new head coach Florian Kohfeldt to KAS Eupen. We are looking forward to working with him and are convinced that Florian Kohfeldt will help us achieve our ambitious goals. With him as head coach, we want to improve the quality on the pitch and reach the play-off 2. We wish Florian Kohfeldt that he feels at home in Eupen and much success with KAS Eupen.”

Christoph Henkel, general director of KAS Eupen: “We are very pleased to have succeeded in engaging Florian Kohfeldt as the new coach of KAS Eupen. In his career so far, he has been through all levels of training with young players. In addition, he brings with him the experience of over 170 games in the Bundesliga from the professional sector. With his competence, straightforwardness, passion and emotionality, he will provide our players and our team with important impulses, both athletically and mentally, to face the new season in the Jupiler Pro League.”

Florian Kohfeldt, new head coach of KAS Eupen: “Before signing the contract with my new club, I had extremely good conversations and meetings with the management of KAS Eupen. After having coached youth and professional teams in the 1st Bundesliga, I am looking forward to a new challenge in my coaching career. With KAS Eupen, I will get to know a foreign league for the first time. I’m looking forward to meeting my coaching staff, the players, the employees and the fans of my new club.”