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FORMER CELT Andreas Hinkel is hoping to become the next permanent manager of Bundesliga side Stuttgart after taking on the role on an interim basis.

The former defender who made over 100 appearances for the Hoops has been back in Germany for years now earning his coaching badges and climbing the ladder.

Hinkel has coached at youth level and most recently took charge of Stuttgart II who ply their trade in the fourth tier of English football.

Stuttgart is the first Bundesliga club of the season to sack their manager.

The club relieved Tayfun Korkut of his duties after just seven games with the club sitting dead last in the Bundesliga with five points.

It’s now up to the former Celt and Stuttgart player to help turn things around and Hinkel believes he can do it.

“I have worked with some very talented managers including Gordon Strachan, Felix Magath, Joachim Low and Jurgen Klinsmann.

“I have learned from them all, but I will go my own way with this job.

“This is my first job as a manager and I am feeling very positive about it.

“I have learned a lot throughout my career. I have this image as a quiet person, but in Scotland and Spain, I learned to become louder and more emotional.

“This will help my benefit as a coach.”

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