Hamburg coach Fink aims to down former side Bayern


BERLIN (AP) -- Bayern Munich management could rue advising former player Thorsten Fink to accept the coaching position at Hamburger SV if he leads the northerners to a win against their side in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Fink met Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and vice chairman Karl Hopfner at the Oktoberfest in Munich when he told them of the then bottom club's offer for him to take over. They advised him to seize the chance.

The former FC Basel coach enjoyed an eight-game unbeaten start with Hamburg. His side currently sits 11th.

Bayern is top but cannot afford a slip-up, leading only on goal difference from Borussia Dortmund and Schalke while Borussia Moenchengladbach is just a point behind.

They have been dubbed the "Fantastic Four" by German media.