The Hamburg club rang the changes on Tuesday, two days after a 1-0 defeat at home to promoted SV Darmstadt 98 that left them bottom of the table following an eight-game winless streak.
Up for the challenge
“Ewald Lienen was very convincing in our negotiations,” club president Oke Göttlich. “He’s well-prepared for this task and has the necessary experience to help our side avoid relegation.”
The Kiezkicker travel to Bundesliga 2 leaders FC Ingolstadt in Lienen’s first game in charge on Wednesday.