Threatened by relegation, Arminia Bielefeld sacked Uwe Neuhaus today less than a season after the German coach led him to promotion to the Bundesliga. Peter Nemeth is also no longer second coach, while the successor will be announced in the next few hours.
Arminia, with a game pending, occupies the second to last place in the Bundesliga, a place that at the end of the season leads to playing a playoff to avoid permanence. Mainz, 17th and already in direct relegation positions alongside bottom Schalke, are just one point behind.
A disappointing streak of only one draw in the last five days has precipitated the dismissal of Neuhaus, who on Saturday could not avoid the defeat against Borussia Dortmund (3-0). Curiously, the only point achieved in the last 15 was just two weeks ago at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich that had just won the Club World Cup in Qatar (3-3).
But in Dortmund he conceded at least three goals for the fifth day in a row: 1-5 against Eintracht, 1-3 in Cologne, 3-3 in Munich, 0-3 against Wolfsburg and 3-0 against Dortmund.
From the architect of the ascent to discrepancies with the dome
Neuhaus, 61, has enjoyed great popularity among Arminia fans, taking him to the top flight of the Bundesliga for the first time after an 11-year absence. took over the team in December 2018.
But Neuhaus faced sporting director Samir Arabi over the lineups and tactics employed. The Bundesliga had already been questioned this season just beginning by reaping seven consecutive defeats, but Arminia stabilized thanks to the 13 points added in their next eight games before suffering the current crisis of results.
The list of destitute
Neuhaus’s is the eighth coach sacked this season in the Bundesliga after David Wagner, Manuel Baum and Christian Gross (Schalke), Achim Beierlorzer (Mainz), Lucien Favre (Borussia Dorftmund), Jan-Moritz Lichte (Mainz) and Bruno Labbadia ( Hertha). Just a few hours before Neuhaus, on Sunday who lost his position was Christian Gross, the fourth coach of the season who has been on the bench at bottom Schalke.