Ex Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has confirmed he will become the new Hamburg coach on a two year deal.

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van marwijk aVan Marwijk has told both NIS, and Voetbal International that he has reached an agreement with the Bundesliga side to be their new coach, replacing Thorsten Fink, who was sacked last week.

Earlier on Saturday, Hamburg director¬†Oliver Kreuzer confirmed talks with the Dutchman to Sky, “Yes, we have a conversation with him, he is one of the candidates.”

The 61 year old has been out of work, after leaving his position as Netherlands coach after last summers terrible performance in the European Championships. However Van Marwijk was in charge of the Dutch side that reached the World Cup final in 2010 before losing to Spain in extra-time.

Van Marwijk has previously coached Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, and had two spells with Feyenoord, who he guided to the UEFA Cup in 2002.

Today Hamburg slumped to a 2-0 home defeat to Werder Bremen, and currently sit 16th in the Bundesliga table after only one win all season. At Hamburg, Van Marwijk will be reunited with fellow Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart, who captains the side.

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