Werder Bremen have appointed Thomas Eichin as their new sporting director.
Thomas Eichin will replace the position made vacant by Klaus Allofs when the left for VfL Wolfsburg in November.
The new appointment has signed a contract through to 30 June 2016 and is currently the general manager at ice hockey club Kölner Haie. Eichin will take up his role at Werder Bremen at the end of the current hockey campaign, early in the new year.
In his day, Eichin made 180 appearances as a defender for Borussia Mönchengladbach between 1985 and 1998.