First Team

Thomas Schaaf named new head coach

Hannover 96 have confirmed Thomas Schaaf as their new head coach. The 54-year-old has signed a contract until June 2017.

“CV and experience speak for themselves”
“I felt from the first minute of the talks that Thomas can completely identify with this job,” explains Martin Bader, sporting director at Hannover 96. “His CV and his experience speak for themselves. He has decades of success in the Bundesliga.”

“I have had good talks with the Hannover board in the last few days,” says Thomas Schaaf. “I am aware of the difficulties of this job. Regardless, I am looking forward to this big challenge and keeping this team in the Bundesliga.”

Official presentation in January
Hannover 96 will present new head coach Thomas Schaaf to the media on Monday, 4th January 2016, after he has taken his first training session with the team.

Huge success as a player and coach
Thomas Schaaf can look back on the huge success he had with Werder Bremen as a player and a coach. He coached the team to the Bundesliga title in 2004, won the DFB Cup three times with the club (1999, 2004 and 2009) and also the German League Cup in 2006. After leaving Bremen in 2013, Schaaf coached Eintracht Frankfurt to ninth place in the 2014/15 campaign before resigning at the end of the season.