VfL Wolfsburg, who only avoided
relegation in the final match of last season, are aiming high
with coach Felix Magath pledging to win the Bundesliga title
within three years and then reach the Champions League final.
Magath steered his club to their maiden German league title
in 2009 before joining Schalke 04 but he returned to Wolfsburg
towards the end of last season.
"The last time [in 2009] it took two years to do it. Now the
situation is a bit harder. So we should add a year to that," he
told Sport1 broadcaster.
Wolfsburg are 11th in the Bundesliga on 13 points after 10
matches, nine adrift of leaders Bayern Munich.
"Now it will be starting to go up with Wolfsburg," the
"Then we will also make the Champions League at some point
and then we will see if the end there will be in the semi-finals
or if we will advance a step further than that."
It is not the first time Magath, who also won the Bundesliga
twice as Bayern Munich coach, has set tough targets for his
When he joined Schalke in 2009 he pledged to win their first
ever Bundesliga title within four seasons.
He helped them finish second and took them to the Champions
League quarter-finals last season before being sacked. Schalke
went on to reach the semi-finals under new coach Ralf Rangnick.
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