Hamburg appoint ex-Spurs coach Jol

Bundesliga side Hamburg have appointed former Tottenham boss Martin Jol as their new coach from next season.

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Jol, who has signed a deal until June 2010, will succeed Huub Stevens after his fellow Dutchman takes over at PSV Eindhoven at the end of the current league campaign.

Jol's appointment had been widely expected. The HSH Nordbank Arena outfit's chairman, Bernd Hoffmann, was delighted to have finally bagged his man.

He told the club's official website: "We are certain that in Martin Jol we have appointed the right coach."

The 52-year-old was dismissed by Spurs in October last year after a poor start to the Premier League season.

His assistant will be Zeljko Petrovic, the former coach of Dutch second division side RKC Waalwijk.

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