Despite a sixth-place finish last season, Wolfsburg and Bruno Labbadia decided, with four games to play, that come the summer they would part ways. The German side moved swiftly to announce that 44-year-old Austrian coach Oliver Glasner would be next in the hot seat.
Perhaps an unfamiliar name to many, Glasner has been quietly building a reputation in his own nation, bring LASK Linz up from the second division to be title contenders in the Austrian Bundesliga. This tactical analysis will delve into Glasner’s philosophy at LASK Linz, and give an analysis of its progress so far with Wolfsburg, and what sort of football Die Wölfe can expect to see in the new season.
Oliver Glasner at LASK Linz
Glasner took over LASK Linz in 2015/16 and took them to a second-place finish in the Austrian second division. The following year they went one better and comfortably won the league by a 17 point margin. In 2017/18 season a fourth-placed finish in the Austrian Bundesliga followed and clubs around Europe begun to notice what Glasner was doing at Linz.
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