Roger Schmidt: Leverkusen sack head coach after Dortmund thrashing

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 10:57am by admin

Bayer Leverkusen's head coach Roger Schmidt pictured during his side's German First division Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund, western Germany, on March 4, 2017

The forty nine-year-old was disregarded after three straight defeats in all competitions and with Leverkusen mired in mid-table.

Bayer Leverkusen "regretfully" sacked train Roger Schmidt — regardless of nonetheless being in the Champions League — following their humiliating 6-2 Bundesliga thrashing at Borussia Dortmund.

The forty nine-12 months-old is the ninth show to be fired via a Bundesliga club this season.

Schmidt, who took charge in July 2014, was once disregarded after three straight defeats in all competitions and with Leverkusen mired in mid-table.

"In view of the present carrying development, we’ve got come to the conclusion that a separation is painful, but unavoidable, for the additional development of Bayer 04," managing director Michael Schade stated in a commentary on Sunday.

"I for my part very so much remorseful about this because we’ve a perfect deal to thank Roger Schmidt for.

"right through his time period we have now certified for the group tiers of the Champions League 3 times and he has also applied our philosophy of growing young gamers into internationals and thus developing lasting values."

Leverkusen’s wretched contemporary run started with a four-2 first-leg defeat at house to Atletico Madrid within the ultimate sixteen of the Champions League on February 21.

Heavy defeat at Dortmund on Saturday left Leverkusen ninth within the desk, 11 points from a Champions League location for subsequent season.

The "Werkself" qualified for Europe’s top competitors in all three seasons beneath Schmidt, however have misplaced eleven of their 23 league games this season.

Leverkusen can have a brand new instruct for the return leg in opposition to Atletico in Madrid on March 15 and a caretaker instruct has not yet been named.

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