Hamburg - Bundesliga 2 side FC St. Pauli have appointed Michael Frontzeck as their new head coach following the departure of Andre Schubert last week.

Frontzeck has signed a two-year contract until 2014 and takes over with the club languishing in 15th place in the table.

Hard work starts

Pauli's next game is a league clash away at 1. FC Union Berlin this coming Friday. The interim coaching team of Thomas Meggle, Timo Schultz and Mathias Hain will continue to take charge for that game, with Frontzeck set to be officially unveiled as the Millerntor outfit's new head coach on Saturday.

"The biggest priority for us all and for Michael remains the game with Union Berlin on Friday and this is where all of our focus will be", said sporting director Rachid Azzouzi. "We want to hit the ground running on Monday [Frontzeck's first day with the team]. Then we have two weeks until the next league game away at Paderborn."

As a player, Frontzeck enjoyed spells at VfB Stuttgart and SC Freiburg among others, before moving into coaching. The 48-year-old's last post was at Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he was dismissed in February 2011.