Bundesliga side Hamburg confirmed the appointment of former Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk as the club's new boss on Monday.
The 61-year-old takes over from Thorsten Fink, who was fired after two years at the helm last Tuesday, two days after his side were crushed 6-2 by Borussia Dortmund. Van Marwijk, who coached previously in the Bundesliga at Dortmund, has signed a two-year deal worth €1.4m per year, Hamburg said.
The Dutchman, who had two spells as Feyenoord coach either side of his two-year stint in Dortmund, has been out of work since resigning from the Netherlands job following the country's abject elimination after three group defeats at UEFA EURO 2012.
He had previously led the team to the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa™. Van Marwijk had announced his arrival at Hamburg on Sunday, although the club did not comment at the time.
Reserve team coach Rodolfo Cardoso took charge on Saturday for the 2-0 home defeat to Werder Bremen that left Hamburg third from bottom.