Bundesliga club VfL Bochum has hired Thomas Letsch as their new coach. The club announced this on Thursday. The 54-year-old comes from the Dutch first division club Vitesse Arnhem and has a contract with the Westphalians until 2024.

    Letsch, for whom a transfer fee was due, is following in the footsteps of Thomas Reis at VfL, who had to leave last week after a historic false start to the season.

    In the meantime, Heiko Butscher looked after Bochum, Letsch will lead his first training session next Monday.

    The football coach Letsch had worked for Erzgebirge Aue, Austria Vienna and in various positions at RB Salzburg. The native of Esslingen has been a trainer at Vitesse since July 1, 2020 and had a contract there until the end of the season.

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