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Hamburg appoint Van Marwijk as manager

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Bert van Marwijk has been appointed as the new Hamburg manager.

The 61-year-old ex-Holland boss takes over from Thorsten Fink, who was relieved of his duties by Hamburg chairman Carl Jarchow last week.

Sporting director Oliver Kreuzer announced: "We are pleased to have secured Bert van Marwijk as the new manager of Hamburger SV.

"He already has vast amounts of experience and has demonstrated his competence on a number of different occasions."

Van Marwijk lead Holland to the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with his side narrowly losing out to Spain 1-0 in extra-time.

The Dutchman has experience in the Bundesliga as well having coached Borussia Dortmund from 2004-2006.

Van Marwijk began his coaching career at Dutch second division side Fortuna Sittard in 1998 before taking over at Feyenoord in 2000. He was appointed the Holland national team coach in 2008 after brief spells with Dortmund and former club Feyenoord.

He now begins the job of helping Hamburg climb the league with the club having collected only four points from their opening six games and suffering a humiliating 6-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund.

Hamburg play Bundesliga 2 leaders SpVgg Greuther Furth in the first round of the German League Cup tonight before an away trip to Eintracht Frankfurt in the league on Saturday.

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