Ernst Tanner to take over as sporting director

The 43-year-old head of Hoffenheim's youth academy is to take over from Jan Schindelmeiser as the club's sporting director.

The qualified sports teacher joined TSV 1860 Munich in 1994 before taking over the Lions' youth academy in 2003. He decided to move to Hoffenheim in 2009, continuing in the same role. "I'm very thankful for the trust the club has placed in me and I'm looking forward to the task ahead, which I will be taking on with all my might," said Tanner.

Resumé Ernst Tanner:

Date/place of birth: 19.10.66 in Traunstein
Nationality: Germany
Qualifications: Degree in Physical Education
Family: Married, three daughters
Former clubs: 7/94 - 6/09: TSV 1860 München
Roles: 1994 - 2001 Youth coach and coordinator
2001 - 2009 Head of Youth Academy
since 1.7.2009: Head of the 1899 Hoffenheim Youth Academy
Director of football (since 15.12.09)

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