Hamburger SV says sport director Frank Arnesen is taking over as coach of the Bundesliga side.

Bottom of the Bundesliga, Hamburg said on its website Monday that Arnesen will fulfill both roles until a permanent replacement is found for Michael Oenning, who was sacked last month.

The 55-year-old Arnesen said, ''I'll do the job until the coach who is best for Hamburg is there.''

Interim coach Rodolfo Cardoso's work permit expired on Saturday, after the German league denied a request to allow the Argentine to continue without the necessary coaching license.

The league said there were ''no extenuating circumstances'' to allow Cardoso remain in charge beyond the permitted 15 days.

However, Arnesen has the necessary license.