Basler to coach fourth division club

Former German international Mario Basler on Monday took over as coach of fourth division Trier.

The 39-year-old ex-Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen and Kaiserlautern star has his work cut out at a club who have taken just one point in three games and are second from bottom of their league.

Basler had been coaching second division Koblenz since the summer of 2007.

The former striker, who won 30 caps for Germany, had an unsuccessfuly three-month stint at another fourth division club, Ratisbonne, in 2004/05.