Austrian coach Adi Hütter will take over the reins at Eintracht Frankfurt from next season. The 48-year-old, who is currently in charge of BSC Young Boys, has signed a contract until the summer of 2021.

Hütter will replace Niko Kovac in the Eintracht hot seat after being named as the Eagles’ new head coach on Wednesday. The 48-year-old Austrian joins SGE from BSC Young Boys, with whom he won the Swiss Super League title this season. Hütter has agreed a deal until 30 June 2021. Hütter will be joined by his assistant coach Christian Peintinger, who was also part of his coaching staff in Switzerland.

“Adi knows his football, he lives and breathes the sport,” said Eintracht board member Fredi Bobic, who recently held talks with a number of potential candidates. “His CV is impressive. He’s proved at several clubs that he’s capable of getting the maximum out of his players through hard work, even if circumstances aren’t ideal. That’s why he’s a perfect fit for our club. Adi was always our preferred choice, and our talks ultimately reached a positive conclusion. We’re looking forward to a successful time together.”

Major success in Austria and Switzerland

Hütter was previously in charge of FC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria before joining Young Boys. He won the domestic double with the 2018 UEFA Europa League semi-finalists in 2015, before finishing as runners-up with Young Boys in Switzerland in 2015/16 and 2016/17. He also enjoyed a highly successful period in charge of Austrian outfit SV Grödig. In 2013, he guided the Salzburg-based club to the second division title before achieving an impressive third-placed finish in the top flight the following season, qualifying for the Europa League in the process.

“It’s a dream come true”

Hütter can’t wait to get started at Eintracht: “I had three wonderful years at Young Boys and was extremely happy there. I’ll always remember my time there, especially our title triumph and the incredible emotions and celebrations that followed. Joining Eintracht Frankfurt is a dream come true for me. I never appeared in the Bundesliga during my playing days, even though I once had an offer [from a Bundesliga club]. I’ve turned down one or two coaching offers from the Bundesliga in the past, so I’m all the more excited to be able to work in the league of the world champions.”

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