Basler back in management in German fifth tier

Former Germany international Mario Basler had been out of management since 2012, but signed a short-term contract with Rot-Weiss Frankfurt.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Basler has been named as the new coach of German fifth-tier side Rot-Weiss Frankfurt.

Basler, who was capped by Germany 30 times, has signed a two-month deal with the Hessenliga club and will be in charge for nine games.

The 48-year-old, who played for Bayern Munich between 1996 and 1999, has not managed since leaving Rot-Weiss Oberhausen in 2012.

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