Werder Breman goalkeeping coach Christian Vander has told the German media he’s still in contact with Felix Wiedwald and that he believes the player is struggling at Leeds United due to the managerial changes.
Wiedwald started the season in impressive form for Leeds United, but then lost his place, got it back, and has now lost it again.
Speaking to Deich Stube, Vander was asked about Wiedwald’s recent struggles at Leeds United: “Yes. We message from time to time. He did well early in the season. Then the change of manager. I follow what he does, because he also develops a relationship away from football. His career interests me.”
Wiedwald signed for Leeds United on a three year deal last summer after it became apparent he had no future at Werder Bremen. It was well documented Nouri was bringing in Jiri Pavlenka from Slavia Prague to replace Wiedwald, despite the 28 year old being Werder Bremen’s No.1 last season.
It’s been suggested in the German press the Leeds United player was forced out of the club by Nouri, and subsequently pushed towards the Championship side.
A series of mistakes resulted in Andy Lonergan being made first choice at Leeds, but that didn’t work out either.
On Saturday, Wiedwald didn’t even make the squad for the game against Barnsley with 21 year old Bailey Peacock-Farrell starting the game, and Lonergan named on the bench.