Bayer Leverkusen have signed Heiko Herrlich as their new head coach, the “Werkself” confirmed on Friday.
Former Germany international Herrlich has put pen to paper on a two-year deal, which will keep at Leverkusen’s sidelines until June 2019.
“With Heiko Herrlich we have signed a young and yet very experienced coach for us. He has also a past in Leverkusen as he started his career here in 1989,” Leverkusen’s CEO Michael Schade said.
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Herrlich knows the Bundesliga very well as he played as a professional for Leverkusen, Monchengladbach and Dortmund to score overall 75 goals in 258 appearances. The 45-year-old coach started his coaching career in 2005 and was previously in charge at third division side Jahn Regensburg.
“Working for Leverkusen is a fantastic opportunity to return into the Bundesliga as a coach, especially because it was the starting point of my professional career,” Herrlich told the club’s official homepage.
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Heiko Herrlich will be the successor of former coach Tayfun Korkut, who has been relived from all his duties at the end of the season after leading Leverkusen on a disappointing 12th position.