Hannover 96 appoint Thomas Doll as new head coach

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Thomas Doll

Hannover 96 have confirmed the appointment of Thomas Doll as the club’s new head coach, replacing the sacked Andre Breitenreiter. Doll was confirmed on Sunday, only several hours after the club announced that Breitenreiter was sacked by the struggling Bundesliga side.

Hannover suffered a 5-1 trashing to league leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and that loss had the club decide to sack Breitenreiter. The club has now confirmed that Doll has joined the club on an 18-month deal and he will take his long-term assistant Ralf Zumdick with him to Hannover.

“Thomas Doll has done a great job in all of his previous roles, proving time after time that he has achieved his goals – both in the fight for survival, as well as for titles and participation in international competition,” general manager Horst Heldt said in a statement. Doll’s most recent job was Hungarian club Ferencvaros, with whom he won a league title and three cups.

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