PLDC – Iran legend football player Mehdi Mahdavikia has been named as assistant coach of Hamburger SV U21.
HSV U21 coach Steffen White has confirmed the news.
"Mehdi Mahdavikia will continue to do the job until further notice during the summer vacation. I am also very happy with that, "Weiss explained.
The 40-year-old Iranian was most recently assistant coach of HSV U16, where he assisted head coach Bastian Reinhardt.
In 2015, Mahdavikia founded the KIA Football Academy. Soon after he became the head coach of the Hamburger SV youth team.
Mahdavikia played for HSV from 1999 to 2007 and scored 26 goals in 208 matches.
His nickname in Hamburg was The Carpet (der Teppich) for his ability to "magically glide past" his opponents like the enchanted carpet.