After almost three years in charge, Bayer Leverkusen have parted ways with head coach Roger Schmidt following a poor run of results.
“After detailed analysis and discussions, we reached the conclusion that in view of the current sporting trend, parting company [with Schmidt] would be painful but necessary for the further development of Bayer 04 to enable us to achieve our aims,” said Leverkusen CEO Michael Schade.
A 4-2 defeat in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid started things off, whilst it was vital their now former coach picked up points before the second-leg.
Goals from Stefan Bell and Levin Öztunali resulted in a 2-0 home defeat to Mainz, whilst they lost 6-2 against Borussia Dortmund at the weekend. The final straw in Schmidt’s Leverkusen career.
There has yet to be an announcement on a potential successor.