Hannover have appointed their interim coach Michael Frontzeck on a permanent contract after he successfully guided the club to safety this season.
Frontzeck replaced Tayfun Korkut with just five games of the season remaining, and after registering the Reds' first win of 2015 on the penultimate weekend of the season, a subsequent 2-1 victory over Freiburg on the final day of the season saw the Lower Saxony side stay up.
As a result, Frontzeck has been rewarded with a two-year contract.
Borussia Monchengladbach have renewed their interest in Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter after missing out on the Germany international last summer, according to kicker.
Ginter, 21, was linked with a move to Gladbach Park before the 2014 World Cup, but Dortmund beat the Foals to the centre-back's signature.
The youngster was hailed as one of the Germany's biggest defensive prospects last year, with several clubs including battling for his signature prior to the World Cup.
Philipp Lahm has told Squawka he rejected a move to Manchester United to stay at Bayern Munich.
Lahm, 31, said he was wanted at both Old Trafford and Barcelona but has no regrets about remaining in his homeland.
Germany's World Cup-winning captain has lifted seven Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League in his time at Bayern.
Born in Munich, the versatile defender's only other club was Stuttgart, where he spent a season on loan.
Lahm said: "As a player, you always think about your options...