Eintracht Frankfurt have appointed Adi Hütter as their new head coach, replacing Bayern Munich-bound Niko Kovac.

Hütter, who this season brought Young Boys their first Swiss Super League title since 1986, has signed a three-year deal.

"Adi is a real football man who lives for the sport. His CV is impressive because he's shown at a number of clubs what he can get the best out of teams with hard work. He's the perfect fit to our club," said director of sport Fredi Bobic. "Adi was always our desired candidate, and after constructive dicsusions we're finally looking forward to working together."

A former midfielder in his native Austria, Hütter turned to coaching in 2007. He won an Austrian Bundesliga and Cup double with Red Bull Salzburg in 2014/15, before moving to Switzerland with Young Boys that summer.

The 48-year-old is the first Austrian coach to win a league title abroad - his 2017/18 triumph ending FC Basel’s eight-year stranglehold on the Swiss top-flight championship - and could yet add the Swiss Cup to his list of achievements.

"I had three wonderful years at Young Boys. I'll always have those memories, especially winning the title and the unique emotions that came with it," Hütter said of his time in Switzerland. "Moving to Eintracht Frankfurt is a dream come true for me. The Bundesliga always eluded me as a player, even though I had an offer. I've also previously had offers from the Bundesliga as a coach, but now I can finally look forward to being in the league of the world champions."

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