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Bayer Leverkusen sacks coach Roger Schmidt after dismal run


              Leverkusen Coach Roger Schmidt attends  the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen in the Signal...

              Coach Roger Schmidt from Leverkusen attends  the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen in the S...

              Coach Roger Schmidt from Leverkusen attends  the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen in the S...

Leverkusen Coach Roger Schmidt attends the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen in the Signal...

Coach Roger Schmidt from Leverkusen attends the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen in the S...

Coach Roger Schmidt from Leverkusen attends the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen in the S...

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen has sacked Roger Schmidt as coach as the side labors in its worst Bundesliga season for 14 years.

Leverkusen says in a statement that its shareholders' committee and supervisory board decided to let Schmidt go Sunday on the recommendation of club management. A successor will be named later.

Schmidt's position had been called into question on several occasions this season but Saturday's 6-2 loss at Borussia Dortmund ended the club's patience. It was Leverkusen's third straight defeat in all competitions, including the 4-2 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Leverkusen is ninth in the Bundesliga, 11 points behind Hoffenheim in the last potential qualification place for the Champions League.


Updated : 2020-12-05 08:01 GMT+08:00