Hoffenheim hires Babbel as coach


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Hoffenheim presented Markus Babbel as its new coach on Friday, one day after firing Holger Stanislawski.

Babbel was fired by Hertha Berlin in December after a dispute with club officials. He has also coached Stuttgart.

Hoffenheim has won only one of its last 10 Bundesliga games and lost to second-division Greuther Fuerth in the German Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. The club sits eighth in the Bundesliga.