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Football: Schuster tempted by Frankfurt post

Malaga coach Bernd Schuster has thrown his hat into the ring to take over from Armin Veh as Eintracht Frankfurt coach.

BERLIN: Malaga coach Bernd Schuster has thrown his hat into the ring to take over from Armin Veh as Eintracht Frankfurt coach.

Schuster was quoted in daily newspaper Bild on Wednesday as saying he would like the job next season.

"Yes, I'm attracted by Frankfurt (but) I don't know if I'm in first, second or third position on the list," said the 54-year-old.

Schuster is currently under contract with Malaga until 2018 but is believed to have an escape clause.

According to Bild, Schuster received a visit from Frankfurt officials on May 1.

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona player, who won the European Championships with Germany in 1980, started his managerial career with Cologne before moving to Spain.

There he reached the Cup final with Getafe in 2007 before guiding Real to the La Liga crown a year later.

Despite that success he lasted only 18 months at Real and managed Besiktas in Turkey for less than a season before re-emerging at Malaga at the start of this campaign.

German press believe former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is another in the reckoning to take over at Frankfurt.

Having begun his coaching career at MK Dons and then West Bromwich Albion, Di Matteo guided Chelsea to Champions League and FA Cup trophies in 2012, before being fired later that year.

Swiss-born Di Matteo, 43, already speaks German, something Frankfurt owner Heribert Bruchhagen tolds weekly paper Sport Bild was essential.

Veh, 53, joined Hamburg in 2011 but has already stated he will leave at the end of the season, with the club sitting 13th, one match from the end of the season.

Veh won the Bundesliga with Stuttgart in 2007 and then had spells with VfL Wolfsburg and Hamburg before joining Frankfurt.

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