Andre Villas-Boas could be about to make his managerial return after Wolfsburg axed Dieter Hecking this week, according to the Mirror.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager turned down a contract extension at Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg at the end of the season, stating that he wanted to return to Portugal and to his family.
The Portuguese coach had a successful spell with Zenit, winning the league title and the Russian Cup in his two-year stint at the club, after a disappointing spell in the Premier League.
Wolfsburg parted ways with Hecking on Monday after a slump in form.
The German side had only won one out of their six opening Bundesliga fixtures, leaving them 14th in the table.
Hecking gone after poor start
Hecking's excellent performance in the 14/15 season saw them finish in second place and win the German Cup after defeating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the final.
However, after losing Kevin De Bruyne, Hecking failed to reproduce the same quality last season, as his Wolfsburg side finished just eighth, leaving them out of the Champions League.
Villas-Boas in next?
Villas-Boas is favourite to take the vacant position and recently posted a picture of himself studying German on Instagram.
Furthermore, he is being tipped for the job with reports saying that the club and the manager have already been in contact with one another. Villas-Boas had also been linked to Werder Bremen and Hamburg, but reportedly turned down an offer at the start of the season.
Wolfsburg still have a top squad with players such as Julian Draxler, who will be keen to be playing in the Champions League at the Volkswagen Arena next season.
The German side look likely to be backing AVB for the job and to turn their season around.
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