Summary

  • Nouri confirmed as coach until season end.
  • Bremen have picked up four points from last two games.
  • Former Under-23 coach installed following departure of Viktor Skripnik.

SV Werder Bremen have announced that Alexander Nouri will remain first team coach until the end of the season.

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The former coach of Werder’s Under-23 side had been looking after first-team affairs on an interim basis following the departure of Viktor Skripnik. Now, after helping the team pick up four points from their last two games, Nouri will remain in charge for the rest of the 2016/17 campaign.

"Alexander Nouri has shown in recent weeks that he has the respect of the team and has done an excellent job," said Werder CEO Frank Baumann. "We decided he should get the opportunity to continue the work he has started."

Bremen recorded their first victory of the season in Nouri's first home game in charge.

After his first game in charge, Nouri led the wild celebrations that accompanied Werder’s last-minute victory over VfL Wolfsburg. That first win of the season was followed up by a well-deserved and hard-fought draw away to SV Darmstadt 98 on Matchday 6.

"It is a huge challenge but together we can rise to it successfully," said Nouri. "We have a great squad, a motivated coaching team and a fantastic infrastructure here. I am looking forward to the task ahead."

That task will initially be to lift the four-time Bundesliga champions, currently only one place above the drop zone, further up the table and well clear of relegation trouble.