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Stuttgart hires Holstein Kiel coach Walter for next season

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Stuttgart has hired Holstein Kiel coach Tim Walter to take over for next season.

Stuttgart, which faces a playoff to stay in the Bundesliga, says the 43-year-old Walter signed a contract through June 2021 after agreeing to join from the second-division club.

Walter, who previously worked as a youth coach at Bayern Munich and Karlsruher SC, will take over from interim coach Nico Willig.