Jol set to replace departing Stevens at Hamburg

May 8, 2008

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has emerged as Hamburg's first choice to replace Huub Stevens as coach.

The club's board of directors are due to meet on Tuesday to discuss the details of an offer made to Jol, club chairman Horst Becker has told the Welt newspaper.

If the deal is approved, Jol could be named as Stevens' successor on Wednesday, just days before the end of the current Bundesliga season.

Stevens will leave the club this summer to take over at PSV Eindhoven and HSV have been on the lookout for a new coach since his announcement last December.