Berlin - Hoffenheim confirmed on Wednesday that Huub Stevens
has resigned as coach of the Bundesliga strugglers on health grounds after only
10 league games with the club seven points from safety.
The club will hold a press conference at 1500 (1400 GMT)
when they are set to announce who will be in charge for Saturday's league game
at Werder Bremen.
Hoffenheim are second from bottom of the table and in
serious danger of being relegated after eight seasons in Germany's top flight.
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The club has already appointed youth team trainer Julian
Nagelsmann as head coach of the senior side for next season and, if the club
stays up, he will become the youngest coach in Bundesliga history at just 28
years of age.
Their 2-0 defeat at home to Darmstadt on Sunday was the
final straw for Stevens.
The 62-year-old Dutchman, who only had a contract until the
end of the season, had forged a reputation for keeping struggling teams up
after rescuing Stuttgart last season.
He only took over from Markus Gisdol in October with the
club, backed by billionaire software mogul Dietmar Hopp, in their current
league position of 17th.For
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