Frings starts at Darmstadt to first job as head coach


Frings starts at Darmstadt to first job as head coach

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Darmstadt 98 have Torsten Frings on Tuesday appointed as head coach. The 40-year-old former international has signed until mid-2018 with the Bundesliga club.

Frings is the successor of Norbert Meier, who, because of the poor results in the beginning of december was dismissed at the hekkensluiter. Frings should be there in the second half of the season to ensure that Darmstadt is not degraded.

In the first half of the season grabbed Darmstadt just eight points in sixteen games. The club, which is busy with the second year ever in the Bundesliga, won for the last time on 22 October.

Darmstadt is for Frings his first job as head coach, after the 79-times German international in the last years assistant coach at Werder Bremen. “I am happy that I have the confidence of Darmstadt get,” said Frings on Tuesday in his presentation. “It is a beautiful challenge.”

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The clubleiding of Darmstadt asked him earlier Holger Stanislawski and Bruno Labbadia, but they are not to enter the service at the degradatiekandidaat.

Fings seems so not the first choice of Darmstadt, but president Rüdiger Fritsch emphasized Tuesday that he has confidence in the former midfielder. “Torsten has extensive experience as a player. Even though he has as a trainer didn’t have so much experience, we think that he, with his expertise, ambition and willingness to work us out of the problems can help,” says Fritsch.

Three years ago, discontinued Frings are spelersloopbaan, at the time he was the service of the Canadian Toronto FC. In the Bundesliga he was active for Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

On behalf of Germany, it was Frings in the world cup final of 2002 (2-0 loss against Brazil) and the european CHAMPIONSHIP final of 2008 (1-0 loss against Spain). At the world cup 2004 he scored in the group stage against Orange. By a goal from Ruud van Nistelrooij ended the duel in Porto 1-1.

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