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Herrlich accepts Bochum post

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Bochum have confirmed the appointment of Heiko Herrlich as their new coach with immediate effect.The 37-year-old has signed a contract until 2012 and replaces Frank Heinemann, who took on the role on an interim basis following the dismissal of Marcel Koller on September 20.It is the first club coaching role for former Germany striker Herrlich, who becomes the third-youngest coach in the top flig...Full Story »

Helmes back in training

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrick Helmes returned to training as he stepped up his recovery from torn cruciate knee ligaments.The Germany striker suffered the injury while keeping fit on holiday in June and has missed the start of the Bundesliga season.Helmes trained with the squad for much of Wednesday's session, Leverkusen reported on their official website, www.bayer04.de. "I'm building up slo...Full Story »

Klopp praises Osnabruck

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp praised the "unbelievable courage" of third division Osnabruck after they knocked his side out of the DFB Pokal.Dortmund conceded two goals late in the first half to hand the initiative to their opponents in the last-16 clash and there proved no way back.Klopp admitted his side were made to pay for not taking their chances and for giving away cheap goals. He s...Full Story »

Babbel clinging on

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Markus Babbel looks set to continue as Stuttgart coach for the time being at least despite a run of defeats.The Bundesliga side lost their fifth game in a row in all competitions on Tuesday night as they were knocked out of the DFB Pokal 1-0 by second division Greuther Furth. But Babbel took training on Wednesday and appears to have received the backing of the club."The board members sat down fo...Full Story »

Klose on the mark for Bayern

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Miroslav Klose scored twice as Bayern Munich claimed a convincing 4-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the third round of the DFB Pokal.Luca Toni and Thomas Muller were also on target for Bayern, who are fifth in the Bundesliga after two losses in the opening 10 matches this term.Schalke also moved through to the next round with a 3-0 defeat of 1860 Munich.Marcio Rafinha put the visitors ahea...Full Story »

Bierhoff defends Germany friendlies

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has defended the national team's decision to stage two friendly matches next month after receiving criticism from Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness.Germany host Chile in Cologne on November 14 before meeting the Ivory Coast four days later in Gelsenkirchen. Hoeness has questioned the point of staging such matches and has also asked Germany coach Jo...Full Story »

Barrios confrims Dortmund win

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Borussia Dortmund went up just one place to ninth in the Bundesliga after their 2-0 win at home to bottom club Hertha Berlin.Nuri Sahin's penalty on the hour and Lucas Barrios' unstoppable strike in injury time sentenced Hertha to their sixth away defeat in six so far this season.The nearest the visitors came was in the 75th minute when Lukasz Piszczek was within inches of an equaliser, his stin...Full Story »

Kuranyi earns draw

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Schalke and Hamburg shared six goals in a dramatic encounter that ended 3-3 at the Arena AufSchalke.Markus Berg and Kevin Kuranyi scored two goals each with Lucas Schmitz and Piotr Trochowski both on target in a draw which had everything, including a red card for Hamburg's David Rozehnal.Hamburg led 2-0 at half time, but Schalke recovered to draw level only to see Hamburg move back ahead with 10...Full Story »

Magath: We will resolve finance issues

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Schalke manager Felix Magath has again played down the seriousness of his club's financial problems.The German Football League (DFL) are awaiting information from the club following media reports of serious debts. But Magath, who has led the club to fourth place in the Bundesliga after 10 games of the season, is remaining calm about the issue, even if he is beginning to accept that he may have t...Full Story »

Kahn urges Van Gaal to stop tinkering

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009 by PA

Former Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn believes Louis van Gaal must stop tinkering with his team.The new Bayern coach has made at least one change for each of the firstĀ 10 games of the season and Kahn believes this experimentation needs to stop if success is to return to the record German champions."This permanent testing, bringing new players in, switching the system and then sitting them bac...Full Story »

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