Meyer in line to become new 'Gladbach coach

October 18, 2008

BERLIN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Hans Meyer will return for a second spell in charge of Borussia Moenchengladbach following the dismissal of Jos Luhukay two weeks ago, the Bundesliga club said on Saturday.

"It's all sorted -- I'm starting immediately," the 65-year-old Meyer told German soccer magazine Kicker's website. The club later confirmed the news in a statement.

Meyer, who coached Moenchengladbach from 1999 to 2003, has a track record of getting teams out of relegation trouble.

He came out of retirement to coach Nuremberg when they were bottom of the table in November 2005 and led them to eighth place by the end of the season and victory in the German Cup the following year.

He was dismissed last season with the club back in trouble and this will be his first coaching job since.

Gladbach sporting director Christian Ziege took charge of the team for Friday's 2-2 draw at Bochum, a result that left them in the relegation zone with just four points from eight matches.