German World Cup winner Rainer Bonhof interviewed for Hibs job!

Last updated : 07 January 2008 By Steve Forbes
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Former Scotland U21 manager Rainer Bonhof has emerged as a shock candidate to take over the vacant manager's position at Easter Road, following the departure of former Hibs boss John Collins.

Bonhof, 55, has already been interviewed for the post and could now become the favourite for the job.

The German world cup winner is currently working as a scout for English Premiership giants Chelsea and would bring a wealth of experience to the job.

He left his Scotland U21 post in November 2005 following a poor European Championship qualifying campaign for the Scotland U21's, when the young Scots finished bottom of their group.

He has managed the German "B" team, Germany U21's, Borrusia Monchengladbach, Sporting Club (
Kuwait) and the Scotland U21 side.

Bonhof had a wonderful career as a footballer, he played for
Valencia, FC Koln, Hertha Berlin and Borrusia Monchengladbach and won 53 caps for the German national team.

He won the European Championship TWICE (1972 & 1980) and was a runner-up once (1976) as a player for
Germany, he also won the World Cup in 1974.

At club level he won FOUR Bundesliga titles, 1 German Cup, 1 Spanish Cup, 1 Uefa Cup and 1 Uefa Cup Winners' Cup.

He was also runners up twice in the Uefa Cup and once in the European Champions Cup.

This could turn out to be a masterstroke by Hibs, if they decide to appoint him, Bonhof has done it at EVERY level in professional football and must be a strong contender.

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