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Bayer Leverkusen appoint new manager

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Bayer Leverkusen have brought in Red Bull Salzburg coach, Roger Schmidt, as their new manager after firing Sami Hyypia a month before. 

The Salzburg coach will take the reins of the Bundesliga side after this season is concluded but for now the team will be managed by Sacha Lewandowski, originally coach of the youth team. 

Hyypia was removed last month after a defeat to Hamburg - a result which was part of a poor run of form with just one win in nine.

Schmidt guided Salzburg to the Austrian title this season, building upon the club's second place finish last year and gained experience in the Europa League.

The 47-year-old has worked in Germany before but this was in the country's second division so this will be some step up for him.

As a German he is well respected and his success this year can't be overlooked so perhaps this is the opportunity that he needs.

There was some speculation over the possible appointment of David Moyes after he was sacked on Tuesday. 

The Scott is big admirer of the Bundesliga and is keen to learn how they develop their players.

He told the Daily Mail in 2012: "They seem to have found a way of producing young players."

Moyes was specifically impressed by Borussia Dortmund in the 2012/13 campaign.

"They put this incredible intensity on opponents to break the tempo. It adds a new tactical level."

New boss, Schmidt will be hoping to build upon the team's performance this season as they look set for another European campaign next year. With Bayern Munich pulling away from Dortmund, the club will be hoping of closing in on a second place finish. 

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