BERLIN - Bundesliga champions VfL Wolfsburg have a good chance of keeping key players and building on this season's surprise success, new coach Armin Veh said on Monday. Former VfB Stuttgart boss Veh, who has signed a two-year deal, said he was relishing the task of replacing Schalke-bound Felix Magath. "It is important... to hold on to the most important players. I am convinced this will happen," Veh said during his presentation. "The team played attractive football... we want to continue that. I think this is possible." Strikers Grafite and Edin Dzeko scored a combined record 54 goals and are being courted by several major European clubs. While top scorer Grafite could stay on, reports have suggested Dzeko will leave. Veh, who led VfB Stuttgart to their 2007 title, was sacked in November 2008 after a poor run of results. "I am very happy sitting here," Veh said. "Taking over the champions is a hard but challenging task. I have the experience of what can come after the championship." Veh's appointment was hours after Wolfsburg secured their first Bundesliga title with a 5-1 demolition of Werder Bremen on Saturday.
25 May 2009
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