Marco Pezzaiuoli has become new assistant manager of 1899 Hoffenheim. The 41-year-old has signed a contract until 2014 and will work together with Peter Zeidler to assist manager Ralf Rangnick.
"We are happy that we've managed to get one of the best coaches around in the form of Marco Pezzaiuoli. With him on board we want to further develop our philosophy of bringing through young players", said manager Ralf Rangnick.
Marco Pezzaiuoli was most recently the manager of the German U17 national team, with whom he won the European Championship on home soil in 2009.