Frankfurt - Eintracht Frankfurt have appointed Thomas Schaaf as their new head coach on a two-year deal.
The 53-year-old replaces Armin Veh, who stepped down at the end of the 2013/14 campaign before
on 12 May.
Schaaf has been out of the footballing picture since calling time on a memorable 14-year stint at former club SV Werder Bremen in 2013, with whom he famously lifted the Bundesliga title in 2004, as well as the DFB Cup in 1999, 2004 and 2009. The Mannheim native also took the Green-Whites to the semi-finals and final of the now defunct UEFA Cup in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Prior to that, Schaaf's Bremen twice reached the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League (2005 and 2006). "We contacted Thomas Schaaf a while ago and reached a decision on Monday," said the Eagles' sporting director Bruno Hübner. "He fits the profile 100 per cent of the type of coach we wanted to bring in." "I'm delighted to be here and that everything has worked out," said Schaaf himself at his unveiling on Wednesday afternoon. "This club is in a very good position, the continuity is very good, both on and off the pitch and I've experienced the support that the fans here have for the team. We all need to pull in one direction - the coaches, the players, the club itself and the fans - and I'm positive we can do that."