Greuther Fuerth hires U23 Hoffenheim coach Kramer

Greuther Fuerth has hired Frank Kramer from Hoffenheim as its

new coach with immediate effect.

Kramer was in charge of the under-23 side in Hoffenheim and

coached the Bundesliga team in two games on an interim basis and

lost both of them.

Greuther Fuerth is last in the Bundesliga and likely to return

to the second division after one season. It lost 3-0 at home to

Hoffenheim on Saturday to remain seven points from the relegation

playoff spot.

The club fired Mike Buskens last month and Ludwig Preis was the

interim coach for three games.

Kramer once played in Greuther Fuerth and coached its reserve

side. He received a contract through June 2015.