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German club Hamburg signs new head coach Thorsten Fink


16:38, October 14, 2011

BERLIN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Coach Thorsten Fink joined Hamburger SV from FC Basel with immediate effect as the club announced on Thursday.

After a long back and forth Hamburg was able to sign desired coach Thorsten Fink to equip him with a three-year contract until 2014.

After the dismissal of Michael Oenning mid-September, Rodolfo Cardoso had initially taken the team, but the Argentine had not the necessary soccer coach license to be allowed to permanentely to train a Bundesliga club.

"Thorsten Fink was my desired coach. He fits to Hamburger SV and to our philosophy. He will make our team better," Hamburg sports director Frank Arnesen said.

Since 2009 Fink coached Swiss club FC Basel to win the Swiss cup once and twice the Swiss championship. A short while ago Basel was able to held Manchester United to a 3-3 at Champions League group stage.

The 43-year-old Fink will start with the team training on Monday to hive struggling Hamburg out of the Bundesliga bottom until then Sports director Frank Arnesen and Rodolfo Cardoso will coach the team at the ninth match day of German Bundesliga.


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