VIENNA -- Austria have appointed former Germany international Franco Foda as the national coach on Monday.
Foda will become the first German to lead Austria, taking over from Marcel Koller, who has not been offered a new contract after six years in charge.
"He knows Austrian football well as a player and as a coach," federation president Leo Windtner said about Foda, who has been coaching Austrian league leader Sturm Graz since 2014 after an earlier stint from 2006-12.
Foda will officially begin...
Austria coach Marcel Koller is leaving the national team at the end of the year.
The Austrian football federation announced on Friday that it decided not to renew his contract, ending the Swiss coach's six-year stint in charge.
"Koller has to be thanked for his great work but the sober reality is that we won four of our last 18 games. In the end only the results count," Federation president Leo Windtner said.
Koller will still be in charge of the team for its final two World Cup qualifiers,...