Second division relegated Erzgebirge Aue has committed Timo Rost as the new head coach. The 43-year-old is supposed to take care of the violets in the 3rd division. Rost, who comes from third division promoted SpVgg Bayreuth, succeeds Pawel Dotschew.
The sporting director stepped in for the unsuccessful team boss Marc Hensel in February, but was also unable to prevent relegation from the 2nd Bundesliga.
“As a former player and current coach, Timo has a wealth of experience and the ability to do good and successful work here in Aue,” said President Helge Leonhardt. Rost, who played 145 Bundesliga games for VfB Stuttgart and Energie Cottbus between 1998 and 2009, said of his new job: “There is a great fan base here and an enormous football tradition. I’m really looking forward to working together and to the new challenge that standing in front of me.”