Mainz have appointed Bo Henriksen as their new head coach, with the Dane signing a two-year deal that will keep him at the club until 2026.
The 49-year-old joins the 05ers from FC Zürich, having previously managed Brønshøj, Horsens and Midtjylland in his homeland across an 18-year career that followed a long spell as a player.
He replaces Jan Siewert, who won just one of his 12 games in charge of the club, at the MEWA Arena.
Speaking following the appointment, managing director Christian Heidel said, “We have looked intensively at our current situation and analysed which type of coach with which footballing approach suits us in this difficult sporting situation.
“This led us to Bo Henriksen, a coach who has repeated this in his career and managed to form teams under very different conditions and to play football that was equally pragmatic, but also courageous and ultimately successful.
“In addition, Bo Henriksen is a very emotional, open and opinionated character who radiates an incredibly positive energy and very will fit well with Mainz 05.”
Mainz are currently 17th in the Bundesliga table and nine points adrift of guaranteed safety. Henriksen will kick off his reign on Saturday, when his new side host Augsburg.
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