Bundesliga strugglers Nurnberg named Dieter Hecking as their new coach on Tuesday.
The 45-year old replaces Michael Oenning, who was sacked on Wednesday with the club second from bottom of the table. Nurnberg confirmed the appointment in a short statement on their official website.
Hecking, who resigned as coach of Hannover in August, will be tasked with saving the club from an immediate return to the second division.
A 3-0 defeat at Cologne on Sunday left Nurnberg in serious relegation danger with just 12 points from the first 17 matches of the season, four adrift of third bottom Bochum.
They have lost their last four games without scoring a goal and conceding 12.
Hecking left Hannover just two games into the new season after a defeat by Hertha Berlin and a draw with Mainz.