Hannover Appoint New Coach

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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.”

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