Former 2.Bundesliga promotion-winning head coach Hannes Wolf could be in the running to fill the managerial vacancy at Sky Bet League One club Bradford City after the bookmakers significantly slashed the odds on his potential appointment.

The Bantams are currently searching for a new boss after former manager Simon Grayson left the club last week.

Bradford City are ran by German owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp and according to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet, former VfB Stuttgart head coach Wolf could be considered for the managerial vacancy at The Northern Commercials Stadium at Valley Parade.

Wolf has been out of work since being sacked by the Bundesliga club in January and was initially linked with Bradford City when former boss Stuart McCall was dismissed in February. The 37-year-old, who has previously coached the reserve side at Borussia Dortmund, was listed by Sky Bet at odds of around 20/1 earlier this week but is now as short as 7/2 to be appointed by The Bantams.

As a player, Wolf featured in the lower levels of the German game with little known clubs TuS Iserlohn, 1.FC Nurnberg II, Schwarz-Weiss Essen, SG Eintracht Ergste and ASC 09 Dortmund. The former striker was a player-manager with both SG Eintracht Ergste and ASC 09 Dortmund before taking up a full-time reserve team coaching role with Borussia Dortmund.

Wolf’s latest job saw him spend almost 16 months with VfB Stuttgart and the German coach guided the club to the 2.Bundesliga title in his first season at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

German coaches Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner have both succeeded in the English game and Wolf is thought to have managing qualities in a similar mould which could appeal to an ambitious club like Bradford City.


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