The Austria Klagenfurt is increasing this summer with Christopher Wernitznig. The 32-year-old midfielder moves from the Carinthian Bundesliga competitor Wolfsberger AC to Waidmannsdorf and receives a contract with the option for another season for the violets until June 30, 2024.
“We are very pleased that Christopher chose Austria, especially since he had to put up with financially. This shows how much he identifies with the new task. He comes from the region and simply has great desire to do so, To take on a leadership role in our young, hungry team and will definitely help us a lot with his experience, “says Managing Director Harald Gärtner.
After the first stations in Nötsch and Bad Bleiberg, Wernitznig moved to the Academy of SK Sturm Graz, was then trained at Villacher SV and Spittal/Drau before joining FC Wacker Innsbruck and made the breakthrough in the professional area in Tyrol. After three years, the 1.79 meter man went back to Carinthia in summer 2014, and “Wuschi” completed eight seasons for the WAC.
There are 326 missions in the Bundesliga for Wernitznig, and he has 36 goals and 33 assists. In the current season, the midfield all-rounder comes to 23 games, ten times the former U21 international belonged to the starting line-up of “Wolves” coach Robin Dutt. He is a Bundesliga record player of the WAC.
“With Christopher we get a seasoned professional who has already experienced a lot in his career and demonstrated his class over a long period of time. We noticed in the conversations how hungry he is still and are firmly convinced that he is sporty A win for our team is and fits us in character, “says sports director Matthias Imhof.
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“When the request came from Klagenfurt, the conversations were very positive and I had a very good feeling from the start. The club developed rapidly in the past few years, which the move into the master group underlined in the first year after the promotion. I feel the appreciation of those responsible and look forward to being able to open a new chapter after a great time in Wolfsberg. Austria has great ambitions and I would like to help achieve the goals in the next few years, “Wernitznig looks ahead.