1. FC Köln have appointed current Holstein Kiel manager, Markus Anfang, as their new manager, starting from the 2018/19 season.
The 43-year-old has signed a three-year contract, along with his assistant coach Tom Cichon.
“Markus Anfang is a coach that manages to transfer his ideas well to the team. He has proven that in Kiel. We are glad that we were able to reach a reasonable and fair solution with Holstein Kiel,” said Köln’s managing director Armin Veh.
Anfang added: “I am from Cologne. Nobody has to tell me what it means to work with this exceptional traditional club and these fans. The league does not matter. I am thankful to Holstein Kiel for a wonderful time together and for allowing me this chance.”