The German Handball Association has appointed Erik Wudtke as the new Junior Federal trainer. The 44-year-old becomes the successor of Markus Baur, who in August changed to the Bundesliga TVB Stuttgart.
Wudtke was last employed as assistant coach of Baur and Sports Director of Zweitligist TSV Bayer Dormagen. At the four-country tournament in November, Wudtke was already on the sidelines as a coach. Co-coach will be the former national and European champion of 2004, Klaus-Dieter Petersen.