Lothar Matthaeus Eyes Hamburger after Bulgaria Break-Up

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Bulgaria: Lothar Matthaeus Eyes Hamburger after Bulgaria Break-Up Under Lothar Matthaeus’ leadership Bulgaria’s team managed to get only five points from seven European Championship qualifying matches. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Lothar Matthaeus, who was fired on Monday as Bulgaria coach over poor results and fierce opposition from the dressing room, is among the favorites to lead Hamburger SV, according to media reports.

Hamburger SV are searching for a new coach just six games into the season after Michael Oenning's reign was ended following a 1-0 home defeat by VfL Borussia M?nchengladbach.

"In the past two days, following the 1-0 defeat against M?nchengladbach and after many intense talks, we came to the conclusion that we had to make this decision," said sporting director Frank Arnesen.

"Starting today, we will look for a successor to Michael Oenning. Rodolfo [Cardoso] now has our full support," he added, referring to the reserves coach.

While Bulgarian football officials legalized their divorce with Lothar Matthaeus at the beginning of the week, the German legend was VIP guest with his latest girlfriend Joanna Tuchinska at the Munich Oktoberfest. Local media are wondering whether he has proposed a toast after hearing the news from Sofia.

Matthaeus has repeatedly criticized Bulgarian players, saying that many of them fail to live up to his standards and expectations, and that they have an unrealistically high self-confidence.

Under his leadership the squad managed to get only five points from seven European Championship qualifying matches.

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