Wolfsburg supremo hails sacked Magath
Wolfsburg chairman Francisco Garcia-Sanz has paid tribute to Felix Magath's commitment to the club, despite his sacking on Thursday.
Former reserve team coach Lorenz-Guenther Koestner will now take over the Wolves for the second time as interim coach in the wake of the decision to relieve Magath of his duties.
Magath had come under pressure following four league defeats in a row and seven without a win to leave them bottom of the table.
The 59-year-old, who was back at the club for a second time but could not repeat the heroics of 2009 when he led them to the German title, was hailed by Garcia-Sanz but he believes the time was right for a change.
"During both terms with Wolfsburg he showed tremendous commitment and achieved great things for our club, the city of Wolfsburg and sport in the whole region," he said.
"The focus is now on the upcoming games to get back to mid-table in the league as soon as possible."
Wolfsburg are now concentrating on finding a replacement for Magath with Koestner said to be an early outsider for the post.