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Bundesliga: troubled Augsburg sacks Heiko Herrlich, brings again former coach Markus Weinzierl

A four-game winless streak noticed Augsburg slip simply 4 factors above place within the relegation play-offs with three video games remaining within the season.

File picture of Markus Weinzierl. AFP

Berlin: Bundesliga membership Augsburg sacked coach Heiko Herrlich on Monday and changed him with former boss Markus Weinzierl to keep away from relegation.

A four-game winless streak noticed Augsburg slip simply 4 factors above place within the relegation play-offs with three video games remaining within the season.

“Throughout our detailed evaluation, we made the choice to vary the coach,” mentioned sporting director Stefan Reuter.

“We had lengthy and optimistic conversations with Markus Weinzierl over the weekend and we have been satisfied that he was completely the proper man for FCA in our present scenario.”

Weinzierl had a really profitable stint with the membership between 2012 and 2016 earlier than leaving for a doom and gloom at Schalke.

He led Augsburg to fifth place within the Bundesliga in 2015, taking them to the Europa League, the place they misplaced within the final 32 to six-time European champions Liverpool.

Augsburg might have assured security with a win over Sixteenth-place Cologne on Friday, however as an alternative fell to a 3-2 loss at house.

“I owe the membership so much and I need to convey FCA again to a profitable period,” mentioned Weinzierl, 46.

“It is very nice to have the possibility to be FCA head coach once more and I’ve no doubts that collectively we are going to obtain our purpose of staying within the Bundesliga.”

Weinzierl’s final teaching job noticed him sacked by Stuttgart after a six-month stint in April 2019, with the membership relegated from the play-off elite a month later.

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