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Van Marwijk begins Hamburg job


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Van Marwijk begins Hamburg job

Former Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk began his new job as coach of struggling Bundesliga side Hamburg on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old, who led the Dutch national team to the 2010 World Cup final where they lost to Spain, has signed on with the 1983 European champions until 2015.

Hamburg are currently in 16th place with four points from six matches.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach said: “My job is to teach the team to defend as a team, to be well organised and with a clear style of playing. I am looking at the quality of the players, they must be able to execute it and want to and you have to make a choice with your style of play, and work and train every day, and train again.’‘

As well as Dortmund and the Netherlands, van Marwijk has also managed Dutch club Feyernoord who he guided UEFA Cup glory in 2002.

He succeeds the recently fired Thorsten Fink at Hamburg, who are the only club in Germany to have played in ever Bundesliga season since its creation in 1963.

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