Nürnberg - Two weeks after parting company with head coach Michael Wiesinger, 1. FC Nürnberg have confirmed Dutchman Gertjan Verbeek as his sucessor.
The 51-year-old, who put pen to paper on a deal that runs until 30 June 2015, was officially presented to the media on Tuesday. Verbeek's compatriot Raymond Libregts will also join the club as assistant coach.
"I've fallen in love with der Club," Verbeek said at his unveiling. "It's got a rich tradition and has lots of young, talented players as well as more experienced ones. That appeals to me."
The tactician, who speaks fluent German, has worked in the Eredivisie for almost a decade, having taken the reins of SC Heerenveen (from 2004 to 2008), Feyenoord (the first half of the 2008/09 season), Heracles Almelo (2009/10) and AZ Alkmaar (from July 2010 until September 2013).
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