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Mains fires Schwarz

Agence France-Presse



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BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Mainz sacked Sandro Schwarz as head coach after more than two years in charge, making him the third boss to be dismissed by a Bundesliga club in the last week.

Schwarz was shown the door after a 3-2 home defeat to newly-promoted Union Berlin which followed last week’s 8-0 drubbing at high-fliers RB Leipzig.

Schwarz’s dismissal comes after Achim Beierlorzer was sacked by Cologne and Niko Kovac was let go by Bayern Munich.

Defeat to Union saw Mainz drop into the bottom three after losing eight of their first 11 league games this season — the worst start to a season in the club’s history.

Mainz now have a fortnight to find a new coach during the international break before their next game on 24 November at Hoffenheim, which is at fourth after winning all of its last six games.