Thorsten Fink takes charge at HSV

Hamburger SV have announced Thorsten Fink will take over as their head coach following the dismissal of Michael Oenning last month.

The Bundesliga outfit announced on Thursday morning that they had agreed terms with FC Basel of Switzerland over an immediate move for the former Bayern Munich midfielder. Fink has signed a contract through to June 2014.

Sporting director Frank Arnesen released the following statement:

“Thorsten Fink was my top choice for the job. His style suits HSV and the club’s philosophy. He’ll improve and continue to develop our team.”

Thorsten Fink guided FC Basel to Swiss Super League titles in 2010 and 2011 and to 4 points in their opening two Champions League group stage games this season, including a 3-3 draw with English Premier League champions Manchester United.

The four-time Bundesliga winner as a player with Bayern Munich between 1997 and 2003 will take charge at the start of next week, leaving Frank Arnesen in charge for Sunday’s game at SC Freiburg.