First coaching changes in Italy, Spain and Germany
Less than two months in the season, the first coaching changes came in Germany, Italy and Spain on Tuesday.
Genoa, which is mid-table in Serie A, fired Davide Ballardini and brought back Ivan Juric. Last-place Chievo dismissed Lorenzo D'Anna.
The team at the bottom of the Spanish league is also looking for a new coach after the exit of Leo Franco at Huesca.
Stuttgart hires former Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has hired former Schalke and Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl to take over from Tayfun Korkut, who was fired on Sunday.
The club says the 43-year-old Weinzierl agreed a deal through June 2020 and will take charge of his first training session on Wednesday.
Stuttgart fires coach Korkut after lackluster start
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has fired coach Tayfun Korkut and his assistants Ilija Aracic and Steven Cherundolo after the side's poor start in the Bundesliga.
Losing to previously bottom Hannover 3-1 on Saturday left Stuttgart last in the league after seven games.
Former Germany defender Andreas Hinkel was to take over on an interim basis.
Stuttgart again fails to score in draw with Duesseldorf
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart again failed to score Friday in a 0-0 draw against promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga.
Former Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was on form for Stuttgart, producing a fine reflex reaction to deny a deflected effort from American midfielder Alfredo Morales late on, having already done well to stop the visitors taking the lead.
Goretzka leads Bayern to 3-0 win at Stuttgart in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Leon Goretzka scored his first goal for Bayern Munich and set up another to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 win at Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller also scored and set up goals as Bayern delivered a statement of intent with a cohesive and committed performance to end Stuttgart coach Tayfun Korkut's seven-game unbeaten run at home.
FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Mario Gomez scored twice for Stuttgart to continue its remarkable run under new coach Tayfun Korkut in beating Freiburg 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Korkut has led the side to five wins and two draws since taking over at the end of January, virtually ending the side's relegation worries.
Bremen, Stuttgart win to ease Bundesliga relegation fears
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen and Stuttgart managed to ease their Bundesliga relegation worries on Sunday with home wins.
Bremen enjoyed a 3-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the late game, while Daniel Ginczek's early goal was enough for Stuttgart's 1-0 win against Borussia Moenchengladbach.
It was Tayfun Korkut's first win in his second game as Stuttgart coach.
"We turned last week's point to gold," said Korkut, whose side moved four points above the relegation zone with 12 rounds remaining.
Former US defender Cherundolo joins Stuttgart as assistant
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Former United States defender Steven Cherundolo joined Bundesliga club Stuttgart on Tuesday as an assistant coach.
Stuttgart said the 38-year-old Cherundolo, who was last in charge of Bundesliga rival Hannover's under-17 team, joined with Ilija Aracic as a co-trainer for head coach Tayfun Korkut, who was appointed as Hannes Wolf's replacement on Monday.
Bundesliga side Stuttgart hires Tayfun Korkut as coach
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has hired Tayfun Korkut as coach to replace Hannes Wolf, who led the side to Bundesliga promotion last season.
The club says the 43-year-old Korkut, a Stuttgart native, is getting a contract to summer 2019. He will take charge of his first training session on Tuesday.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen appointed Heiko Herrlich as coach Friday ahead of the new season.
Herrlich, who led Jahn Regensburg to the second division from Germany's fourth tier, signed a two-year deal, the club said.
"I want to thank club management for the trust. I will do everything in my power to live up to it," the 45-year-old Herrlich said at his presentation.