Bundesliga news

Muller backs under-fire Babbel

September 20, 2012
By Stephan Ueberzahl, German Correspondent
New Hoffenheim director of football Andreas Muller has backed under-fire manager Markus Babbel, despite the club sitting bottom of the Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim have lost all three of their leaue games, as well as a cup game, conceding 15 goals in the process - leading Babbel to step down as director of football to focus solely on his managerial role.

But Muller, who has taken over from his former Germany team-mate, has hinted he has not joined the club to fire the manager.
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