Nuremberg have appointed former Wolfsburg coach Wolfgang Wolf to replace Klaus Augenthaler who was sacked earlier today.

The club are one place off the bottom of the table, with 30 points from 30 games, and four points from safety with four games ramaining.

Augenthaler, a former German international, joined Nuremberg, but a poor run which has seen Nuremberg take just 9 points from their last 13 games, persuaded the club to sack him.

“We stuck with Augenthaler until just before the very end,” said the Nuremberg president, Michael Roth.

“Perhaps we should have held talks a bit earlier.”

Wolf, who was sacked earlier this season by Wolfsburg,├┐said he was looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m the type of guy who loves this kind of situation. I like to roll up my sleeves,” he said.

“Saturday’s game will be the big game (against 1860 Munich). And if we succeed in the final match against (Bayer 04) Leverkusen, then we will stay up,” he added.