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Coach Stefan Ruthenbeck extends Cologne agreement until end of season

Stefan Ruthenbeck guided Cologne to their first win of the season.

Cologne caretaker boss Stefan Ruthenbeck has signed a deal to remain as head coach until the end of the season.

Ruthenbeck took over at the Bundesliga's bottom club following the departure of Peter Stoger at the start of this month.

Cologne won for the first time in the league on Saturday at the 17th attempt, beating Wolfsburg 1-0.

"FC is my club. To be given the trust to do my job here makes me proud as a local of Cologne and it is a tremendous chance as a coach," Ruthenbeck told the club's official...

Cologne appoint Armin Veh as managing director

Armin Veh joins struggling Cologne as they seek to revive their fortunes.

Cologne appointed former Stuttgart and Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh as managing director on Wednesday, filling the job left vacant by Jorg Schmadtke's departure in October.

The struggling club said that the 56-year-old Veh, who led Stuttgart to the Bundesliga title in 2007, signed a contract through June 2020.

"I see this as a major challenge and opportunity to make something happen at this fascinating traditional soccer club," said Veh, who has also coached Hamburg and had a dual role as...

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Boss Peter Stoger leaves struggling Cologne by mutual consent

Peter Stoger guided Cologne back to the Bundesliga and then into the Europa League.

Cologne have parted company with coach Peter Stoger by mutual consent after picking up only three points in the Bundesliga this season.

The club, who qualified for the Europa League last season, have drawn three and lost 11 of their league matches, leaving them eight points adrift of second-bottom Werder Bremen.

Stoger was appointed in the summer of 2013 and guided the club back to the top division, leading them to fifth place last season.

In a statement on their official website, Cologne said under-19s...