Tayfun Korkut guides Hannover 96 to 8th place

Hannover 96 manager Tayfun Korkut

Tayfun Korkut guides Hannover 96 to 8th place [divider]

Hannover 96 go into the winter break in 8th place following a thrilling 2-2 draw with Freiburg.

Tayfun Korkut’s side came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw in the Bundesliga’s final game of 2014.

Turkish internationals Ceyhun Gülselam and Kenan Karaman did not feature in the game.

Korkut has done a stellar job since taking over at Hannover, few expected the Bundesliga outfit to do well this season in fact they were considered prime relegation candidates.

There is still a long way to go and a lot could change between now and the end of the season but the signs are promising.

The 40-year-old coach became the first Turkish international to take over a Bundesliga club when he was appointed Hannover manager last season.

It is the first senior coaching job for the former Fenerbahçe midfielder who previously worked as a youth team coach at Real Sociedad, Hoffenheim and VfB Stuttgart.