Struggling Cologne appoints Armin Veh as managing director

Published 8:30 a.m. ET Dec. 6, 2017 | Updated 9:05 a.m. ET Dec. 6, 2017

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Cologne appointed former Stuttgart and Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh as managing director on Wednesday, filling the job left vacant by Joerg Schmadtke’s departure in October.

The struggling club said that the 56-year-old Veh, who led Stuttgart to the Bundesliga title in 2007, signed a contract through June 2020.

“I see this as a major challenge and opportunity to make something happen at this fascinating traditional soccer club,” said Veh, who has also coached Hamburger SV and had a dual role as…

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