Second division soccer team Hansa Rostock has hired Mersad Selimbegovic as their new coach. The club confirmed this. The “Ostsee-Zeitung” had previously reported on it.
The long-time youth and head coach of Jahn Regensburg should be 16th in the table. save from relegation to the 3rd league. His contract in Rostock runs until 2025, but is only valid in the 2nd Bundesliga.
Previously coach in Regensburg
The 41-year-old Selimbegovic is the fourth coach in Rostock in just 14 months. He succeeds Alois Schwartz, who was released last week following the home defeat against Schalke 04. Before Schwartz, Patrick Glöckner and Jens Härtel had to leave early last season.
In the current season, FC Hansa is only three points ahead of a direct relegation zone despite a good star. Selimbegovic was successful as head coach in Regensburg for three years. Last season he had to leave three match days before the end after a 2-0 defeat in Rostock because relegation could hardly be avoided.