SC Paderborn 07 have appointed Rene Müller as new head coach following the departure of Stefan Effenberg on Thursday.

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Müller will lead the 17th-placed strugglers through the final ten matches of the season in an attempt to secure the East-Westphalian club's second-tier status. That challenge begins with Saturday's home game against SpVgg Greuther Fürth, a game which Paderborn appoach five points adrift of outright safety.

"We need to develop a new feeling of togetherness and pull even tighter together in the current situation," said Müller, who has twice led the club on a caretaker basis in recent times.

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