Bayer Leverkusen have parted company with head coach Heiko Herrlich and appointed former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz as their new boss.
Bayer Leverkusen made the decision to sack Heiko Herrlich on Sunday, with the club sitting in 9th position and having won three of their last four Bundesliga matches.
Heiko Herrlich has been relieved of his coaching duties at #Bayer04.
Peter Bosz will take over in January. pic.twitter.com/Hrtoy8CJ9J
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) December 23, 2018
“Heiko Herrlich gave our team an important boost last year after a very difficult season and he took us into Europe,” Sporting managing director, Rudi Völler said in a statement released on the club’s website.
“We were convinced and determined to turn the corner with him as head coach. Unfortunately, there has been an undeniable stagnation in the development of the team.
“Even though we are within reach of the European positions at the end of the year we find ourselves in a situation after a less than satisfactory first half of the season that makes a change of coach essential from our point of view,”