Pellegrino Matarazzo faces the sack if Hoffenheim lose this weekend

According to Sky Germany, Pellegrino Matarazzo is facing the sack at Hoffenheim after six weeks in charge at the club.

Hoffenheim face relegation rivals Hertha Berlin this weekend and a loss will mean Matarazzo is likely to lose his job at the club. The American has been in charge for five games and has suffered five defeats. 

The timing would mean Hoffenheim can bring in a new coach and use the international break to help settle the squad with the new coach. It is unknown whether Hoffenheim will look towards an internal or external solution if they do sack Matarazzo. 

There is optimism that Hoffenheim can win this weekend, as under Matarazzo they seem to be playing better than under previous coach André Breitenreiter. Hoffenheim currently sits last in the Bundesliga, two points off of this weekend’s opponents Hertha, as well as safety.

Hoffenheim have not been in the 2.Bundesliga since 2008 when Ralf Rangnick earned them promotion at the first time of asking. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan 

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