Bundesliga side appoints new coach

Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen has appointed Heiko Herrlich as new  coach ahead of the new season.

Leverkusen have confirmed that the 45 year old, who achieved promotion to the second division with Jahn Regensburg has signed a two year deal. Herrlich began his career at Leverkusen in 1989, played for Borussia Moenchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund.

The former forward takes over from Tayfun Korkut, whose contract was not extended after a disappointing season. Korkut took over from the fired Roger Schmidt in March but failed to secure a European qualification place with relegation a worry almost to the end of the season.

Herrlich was officially presented as the club's new coach at a press conference on Friday.