Van Marwijk spells out aims for 'confused' Hamburg
Bart van Marwijk, the new manager of struggling Hamburg, has described the Bundesliga team as "very confused" as he attempts to plot their path away from the relegation zone.
The former Holland coach was on Monday named as successor to Thorsten Fink, fired after two years at the helm last week in the wake of the side's 6-2 crushing by Borussia Dortmund.
Van Marwijk, a former coach at Dortmund, has signed a two-year deal worth 1.4 million euros ($1.9 million) a year, Hamburg said.
And spelling out his aims the 61-year-old told Dutch television NOS on Tuesday: "The team is at the moment very confused, it's not playing well and is letting in too many goals.
"My mission is to look at the structures in place and clarify the style of play.
"We have to leave the bottom of the table as quickly as possible."
Beaten by Werder Bremen on Saturday, Hamburg are lying third from bottom, after harvesting a mere four points from a possible 18.
Van Marwijk has been out of work since resigning from the Netherlands job following the country's abject elimination after three group defeats at Euro 2012.
He had previously led the team to the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa.