Augsburg sack head coach Schuster

Berlin, Dec 15 (IANS) Augsburg have dismissed head coach Dirk Schuster and his assistants with immediate effect, the German top division football club have announced.

Youth coach Manuel Baum will take the helm until further notice, reports Xinhua news agency.

“After an in-depth analysis of the current situation, Augsburg’s directors (concluded) that differing conceptions about the club’s development and style of play prevail,” the club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Hence, Augsburg decided to “release Dirk Schuster as well as assistants Sascha Franz and Frank Steinmetz with immediate effect”.

Former Darmstadt coach Schuster took the reins at Augsburg in the summer 2016. Under Schuster’s lead, the club slumped to the 13th place of the standings after securing three wins, five draws and six defeats from 14 games.

Schuster is the sixth Bundesliga coach who has been sacked this season. Augsburg will meet Borussia Monchengladbach in a Bundesliga tie on Saturday.