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World Cup winner Stefan Reuter new Director of Sports at FC Augsburg

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590   //    28 Dec 2012, 15:27 IST

Just days after firing Jürgen Rollmann, FC Augsburg have named 1990 FIFA World Cup winner Stefan Reuter as their new Director of Sports with a contract running until June 30, 2015 across divisions. The south German club are currently fighting against relegation and hope Reuter can turn things around off the field.

Reuter’s appointment comes just four days after Augsburg had sacked Jürgen Rollmann, who had been the club’s manager for a period of just 10 weeks. The club management cited “irreconcilable differences” over the future direction of the club as the reason for the surprise decision.

“We’re delighted to have been able to bring an expert of the calibre of Stefan Reuter on board at FC Augsburg. He agreed to take on the job at short notice, because he recognises the club’s potential,” FCA president Walther Seinsch commented on the Reuter signing.

Meanwhile Stefan Reuter said, “I’m looking forward to this new challenge at FC Augsburg and I’m confident we can attain our set targets.”

An attacking right-back during his playing days Stefan Reuter had stints with FC Nuremberg, FC Bayern Munich, Juventus Torino and Borussia Dortmund besides playing 69 times for Germany. After the end of his career, Stefan Reuter had started off in management at Borussia Dortmund before being Director of Sports at 1860 Munich from January 2006 to February 2009. Thereafter, he had done management jobs before now returning to the day-to-day football business.

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