Coach Michael Frontzeck (c.) poses proudly with new signings Oliver Sorg (2nd l.) and Charlison Benschop (2nd r.) - © © imago
Coach Michael Frontzeck (c.) poses proudly with new signings Oliver Sorg (2nd l.) and Charlison Benschop (2nd r.) - © © imago
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Bundesliga transfer report: Hannover 96

Cologne - While the Bundesliga's many stars continue to build up their fitness levels ahead of the new season, clubs up and down the country are working tirelessly behind the scenes to strengthen their playing staff in time for the big kick-off in August.

Over the next few weeks, bundesliga.com will be taking a closer look at each of the 18 top-flight clubs' summer transfer dealings so far. Next up for scrutiny are Hannover 96...

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How they fared in 2014/15...

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It was a season of two halves for Hannover 96 in 2014/15. Die Roten sat in the UEFA Champions League spots after Matchday 11, with designs on a European place as the Rückrunde kicked off. A run of 15 games without a win after the turn of the year, however, left not only those hopes in tatters but also the Lower Saxons in a genuine relegation battle. A lack of goals beyond outgoing captain Lars Stindl and an unsettled defence were the main causes of their decline with only back-to-back victories under new coach Michael Frontzeck in their final two games staving off the drop.

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