AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Augsburg fired coach Manuel Baum on Tuesday and turned to former Mainz and Wolfsburg coach Martin Schmidt to save it from Bundesliga relegation.
Bundesliga relegation rivals Mainz and Wolfsburg draw 1-1
BERLIN (AP) — Wolfsburg's new coach Bruno Labbadia was unable to force an improvement as his side was held at relegation rival Mainz to 1-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Labbadia was appointed on Tuesday following Martin Schmidt's surprise resignation the day before. Schmidt, who led Wolfsburg to 11 draws in 18 league games, said he wanted to reduce the pressure ahead of the clash with Mainz, his former club.
Struggling Wolfsburg hires Bruno Labbadia as coach
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Relegation-troubled Wolfsburg has hired Bruno Labbadia as coach to replace Martin Schmidt, who quit on Monday.
The Volkswagen-backed club says it agreed on Tuesday to work with the 52-year-old Labbadia until summer 2019, and he is to take charge of his first training session in the afternoon.
Martin Schmidt quits as coach of struggling Wolfsburg
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Martin Schmidt has quit as coach of relegation-troubled Wolfsburg with 11 rounds of the Bundesliga remaining.
The Volkswagen-backed club says it accepted Schmidt's resignation on Monday "after an intensive and contentious discussion" and it "expressly regrets" his decision.
Bayern lets 2-goal lead slip at home, draws with Wolfsburg
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich let a two-goal lead slip at home in the Bundesliga as it was held by struggling Wolfsburg to 2-2 on Friday.
First-half goals from Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben counted for little as Bayern dropped points for the second time in six games following a lackluster performance.
Wolfsburg hires Martin Schmidt after firing Andries Jonker
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg has hired Martin Schmidt to coach the Bundesliga side as a swift replacement for Andries Jonker.
Jonker was fired on Monday after less than seven months in charge, with Saturday's 1-0 loss at Stuttgart leaving Wolfsburg with four points from its opening four league games of the new campaign.
The 50-year-old Schmidt has signed a contract through 2019 and he will take charge of Tuesday's game against Werder Bremen.
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Mainz has presented Sandro Schwarz as coach for next season.
Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroeder says Schwarz, the club's former under-23 coach, will get a contract through June 2020.
Schroeder says "we're happy to get Sandro on board. He embodies Mainz, that's what we need. We need this change."
Mainz to present new coach to replace Schmidt
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga club Mainz says it will present a new coach on Wednesday to replace Martin Schmidt, who was asked to leave after a difficult season.
The club didn't identify the new coach but Kicker magazine reports the job will go to Mainz's former under-23 coach Sandro Schwarz.
The 38-year-old Schwarz has indicated he would like to take the next step after two years in charge of the under-23s.
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Mainz coach Martin Schmidt is remaining in charge of the relegation-threatened Bundesliga side despite five straight defeats.
Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroeder says, "Schmidt is definitely staying as coach to the end of the season."
Only goal difference was keeping Mainz out of the relegation zone ahead of Augsburg's match at Hertha Berlin on Sunday. Augsburg, which has a game in hand, was also on 29 points.