Hannover Appoint New Coach
Bundesliga soccer club Hannover 96 have appointed Thomas Schaaf as their new
head coach. This comes just days after the relegation-threatened club’s previous
coach, Michael Frontzeck, stepped down.
In a statement posted on their website, Hannover announced that Schaaf, the
former long-time coach of Werder Bremen, had signed a contract to coach the
struggling Bundesliga team through the end of the 2016-17 season.
“From the first minute of our talks I had the feeling that Thomas can completely
identify with this task,” Martin Bader, Hannover’s sporting director said. “His CV and
his experience speak for themselves. He has worked successfully (as a coach) in the
Bundesliga for decades.”
For his part, Schaaf, who resigned as coach of Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of last
season, said he was looking forward to trying to save Hannover from the drop.
“I understand how difficult the task will be,” Schaaf said. “Despite this, I am looking
forward to this great challenge, along with the players, of avoiding relegation.”