Bundesliga club Hannover fires coach Mirko Slomka
Hannover fired coach Mirko Slomka on Friday after a loss to
struggling Freiburg capped a disappointing first half of the
Hannover said it would try to find a successor ”in the coming
days” to Slomka, who had held the job since January 2010. His
contract ran through June 2016.
”This was not an easy decision for us, but we are convinced
that we want to make a change,” general manager Dirk Dufner
Club president Martin Kind thanked Slomka for saving Hannover
from relegation in his first season and then twice leading it into
the Europa League.
However, last Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Freiburg sent Hannover into
the winter break in 13th place in the 18-team top division, with 18
points – only four clear of the relegation zone. Slomka is the
fourth Bundesliga coach to lose his job this season.