Bruno Labbadia's career in pictures
Bruno Labbadia has been confirmed as the new head coach of Hamburger SV on a 15-month contract, beginning a second stint in the HSV hot seat
As a player, Labbadia (no10) made his name at SV Darmstadt, before joining Hamburger SV in 1987, where he played alongside current chairman Dietmar Beiersdorfer (l.)
The pacey striker spent two seasons with the northern German club, scoring a total of 16 Bundesliga goals
Leaving Hamburg in 1989, Labbadia (top, 3rd l.) joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern, with whom he won the DFB Cup in 1990 and the Bundesliga title in 1991
Following his first Bundesliga triumph, Labbadia (c.) was a man in demand, and he capitalised on his newfound fame by signing for giants FC Bayern München, winning a second Bundesliga title in 1994
That summer he was on the move again, this time to 1. FC Köln, where he enjoyed his most profile season, scoring 14 times in 33 matches for the Billy Goats
In 2001, following spells at SV Werder Bremen and DSC Arminia Bielefeld, Labbadia switched to Bundesliga 2 side Karlsruher SC, where he would end his career, scoring for KSC in his final professional appearance on 23 May 2003. He remains the only player in German football history to have scored over 100 goals in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2
He (r.) wasn't out of the game for long, though. Just weeks after hanging up his boots, he returned to his home city to take up the reins as Darmstadt head coach, leading the likes of current HSV midfielder Ivo Ilicevic (c.) to victory in the Hessian Cup in 2006
After leaving Darmstadt, Labbadia joined SpVgg Greuther Fürth in 2007 and led the Franconians to a sixth-placed finish in Bundesliga 2 in 2007/08
After just a season at Fürth, Labbadia then had a similarly brief stint at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He steered Bayer 04 to a ninth-placed finish in the Bundesliga and to the final of the DFB Cup, although the
In June 2009, Labbadia (r.) embarked upon his first stint as HSV head coach, with Beiersdorfer (l.) aiding him as chairman...
...but despite guiding the Red Shorts to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, he was released after a poor run of form domestically had seen HSV drop to seventh in the table
At the end of 2010, Labbadia was installed a s coach of VfB Stuttgart...
...whom he led to another DFB Cup final - this time his side were beaten 3-2 by treble-winners FC Bayern - before being dismissed after a slow start to the 2013/14 season
After just over 18 months out of the game, Labbadia (r.) is now back - with former colleague Beiersdorfer (l.) - with the remit of ensuring that bottom-of-the-table HSV retain their status as the Bundesliga's only ever-present club