Cologne opts to keep Stale Solbakken as coach

Bundesliga side Cologne is sticking with coach Stale Solbakken

in its battle against relegation.

The Norwegian coach’s position was called into question after

Saturday’s 2-1 league loss at Augsburg left the side in a

relegation playoff place.

Cologne board chairman Claus Horstmann says there were ”many

intensive talks” involving management, the coach and players on

Sunday, leading to ”drastic changes” before the next league game

at home to Werder Bremen.

Horstmann says, ”that is Stale Solbakken’s job and so it was

discussed with him.”

Cologne has a league high 16 defeats this season, while it has

also conceded 58 goals, more than any other side.

There are six rounds left to play in the Bundesliga.