Dynamo Dresden, who have been relegated to the second division, has signed Markus Anfang as the new head coach.

The 47-year-old succeeds Guerino Capretti.

Beginning will receive a contract with the Saxons until June 30, 2024. The club announced this on Friday.

Beginning resigned as coach of the then second division club Werder Bremen in November after the public prosecutor's office had initiated investigations into the use of a fake vaccination card.

“Before we made this decision, we naturally gave it a lot of thought that went beyond the purely sporting aspect.

For us, it was crucial in the very good talks with Markus Anfang that he openly and honestly admitted his past misconduct and sincerely regretted it," said Dynamo sports director Ralf Becker, emphasizing: "Everyone makes mistakes and Markus is responsible for his accepted and received the just punishment.”

"Very grateful"

The Bremen District Court sentenced Beginning to a fine totaling 36,000 euros, the sports court of the German Football Association banned him as a coach for one year and is suspending this sentence on probation from today, Friday.

"I am very grateful to those responsible at Dynamo Dresden for this opportunity.

It's an exciting and challenging task.” Beginning is bringing his long-time co-trainer Florian Junge with him to Dresden.