Dietmar Hamann takes charge of Stockport

05 July 2011 04:53
Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann has been unveiled as the new manager of Stockport.[LNB]The Blue Square Premier club, who were relegated from the Football League last season, has appointed the Germany legend to spearhead the upcoming campaign.[LNB]Hamman started his coaching career in the backroom team at MK Dons before working under Sven Goran Eriksson at Leicester City. [LNB] Pointing the way: Dietmar Hamman takes over at Stockport[LNB]Hamann, who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, has agreed a one-year contract to replace Ray Mathias at Edgeley Park.[LNB]He said: 'With the situation as it is - only seven or eight players on the books - I've got a chance to bring in eight or nine players that I want and I think that's a big advantage.[LNB]'There's no rights or wrongs and I look forward to the challenge. I'll go to places I've not been before but I'm not afraid of that because that's what it's all about in football - taking up new challenges.[LNB]'Where there's a chance there's a risk, but I'll try my best to make the club successful again and bring it back to where it belongs.'[LNB] Euro magic: Hamann joins the celebrations after Liverpool lifted the Champions League trophy in Istanbul[LNB]Meanwhile, Tony Evans has been appointed as a director of Stockport.[LNB]He said: 'While there can be no doubt that Stockport County is in a challenging position, I'm confident that with strong management and the fans' support the club can achieve great things.[LNB]'I'm excited about having the opportunity to use my experience to drive the club forward both on and off the pitch.[LNB]'I'd like to thank all the directors and shareholders for their support during the negotiations and I look forward to working with them both in the weeks and months ahead.[LNB]'I would also like to thank Stockport council's leader Dave Goddard who has expressed great interest in supporting the club in the future.'[LNB] Former Liverpool midfielder Hamann set to be new Stockport boss Ex-Liverpool, Newcastle and City star Hamann banned for drink-driving[LNB]

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