Hoffenheim news

Babbel quits as director of football

September 18, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Markus Babbel has stepped down as director of football at Hoffenheim but remains as the Bundesliga club's coach.

Babbel will be replaced as director of football by former Schalke player and director of football Andreas Muller.

Babbel had asked the board to find a replacement for him last week after he had overseen Hoffenheim's summer transfers, telling kicker: "I told them: 'Please find someone else for the job'."

Hoffenheim have lost their last six Bundesliga matches, ...

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