Sport Werder Bremen sack Kohfeldt and turn to club legend Schaaf
Toprak threatens seasonal - Kohfeldt: "Bring nothing to whining"
Ömer Toprak will certainly not be available to the SV Werder in the Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen. Due to a continued calf injury, the Bremen defensive chief is probably even the season. © imago images Werder is missing longer: Ömer Toprak. Florian Kohfeldt had "a very bad news" to proclaim when the coach of the SV Werder Bremen had received the obligatory personnel question on the press conference before the Leverkusen lot on Saturday.
Werder Bremen have sacked coach Florian Kohfeldt and appointed Thomas Schaaf as they bid to avoid the Bundesliga relegation play-off for a second straight season.
Kohfeldt was relieved of his duties following Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Augsburg, Werder's eighth in nine league games.
Having taken one point from a possible 27, Werder are in the relegation play-off spot, a point adrift of Arminia Bielefeld and one ahead of Cologne, meaning they can still be automatically relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.
Kohfeldt helped Werder avoid the drop last season as they narrowly came through a play-off with Heidenheim.
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that Holstein Kiel would sweep the best return team of the league times with 4: 0 out of the stadium, so hardly one had expected. Even off the field, the storks now occur more self-confident. © Imago Images Leader The Kiel "Boyband": Routinier Fin Bartels (Wed.). It was as often a "just calculated" torque. Ebal Fin Bartels. Just the man who was at home in 2010 and 2014 at the Millerntor and for which the clash with his ex-club still "positive memories" causes "always something special".
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But he will not have the chance to secure safety this time around, with Werder installing legendary coach Schaaf for the final game of the season against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Schaaf's first spell as coach lasted from 1999 to 2013 and saw him lead Werder to a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double in 2003-04.
He won six trophies in that stint and also guided Werder to the UEFA Cup final in 2009.
"Unfortunately after the game in Augsburg, we were no longer convinced that we would be able to stay up with Florian Kohfeldt," said sporting director Frank Baumann.
"We are happy that Thomas is taking on this task in such a precarious situation for the club.
"We hope that he can bring his experience to the table and get the players ready for the last game of the season."
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© Provided by 90min Timo Hübers is standing in front of a departure from Hanover. | Martin Rose / Getty Images Hannover 96 makes more with poker games and contract clauses in these days headlines than with successes in the square. The latest secondary-war showplaces concerns Defender Timo Hübers, who was actually prior to extension at the 96s. However, there is still no agreement between the two parties, whereupon Martin child has packed the impatience.