Lehmann was fired… over a phone call

The former Germany international goalkeeper talked for ten minutes with former teammate Stefan Reuter about his future at Augsburg.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was sacked together with Augsburg coach Manuel Baum from his job on April 9 of this year.

And the ex-Germany international spoke today how he talked with general manager Stefan Reuter about his future on a 10-minute call.

“Stefan Reuter called,” Lehmann was quoted by Goal.

“The phone call lasted ten minutes. He said: ‘We separated from Manuel Baum.’ I thought: ‘What is coming now? Sack or promotion?’”

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“Actually, I did not expect the coaching job, because they stressed when I signed my contract that is wasn’t part of the deal,” he explained.

“But I was told on arrival that I would stay if there was a new head coach. That’s different now.”

Augsburg barely got saved from relegation to the Bundesliga 2.

The team ended up in the 15th place of the Bundesliga table with 32 points, four ahead of now-relegated Stuttgart.

The club won eight out of 34 matches, drawing eight times, and losing in 18 occasions.


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