Stefan Kuntz has agreed to succeed Horst Hrubesch as the new manager of the Germany Under-21 team.
The 53-year-old played for Bochum, Kaiserslautern, with whom he won the Bundesliga, and Besiktas, among others, during a 25-year career.
He also picked up 25 caps for Germany, scoring six goals and winning the 1996 European Championships.
His last managerial role came in 2003 when he was in charge of Rot Weiss Ahlen.
Kuntz inherits one of the most talented groups of young footballers in the world.
Man City forward Leroy Sane, Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud and Bayern Munich utility player Joshua Kimmich are all still eligible to play for the Under-21s.
His first game will be an away trip to Finland in Group 7 of the European Championship Under-21 qualification process.
Germany are currently topping the group, six points ahead of nearest rivals Austria.
As jobs go that sounds like a pretty good one to us. We’re jealous Kuntz!
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