Relegation-threatened Bundesliga side Augsburg has dismissed its head coach, Martin Schmidt.
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT:— FC Augsburg (@FCA_World) March 9, 2020
FC Augsburg has parted ways with manager Martin Schmidt. The club would like to thank him for all his contributions and wishes him the best moving forward. pic.twitter.com/yvqf3AwX3y
This decision is of no shock, as the German side has managed just one win in its last eight matches.
Schmidt leaves, with Augsburg only five points clear of the relegation play-off place heading into the final nine matches of the 2019/20 campaign.
The 52-year-old has spent less than a year in charge of first-team affairs, and Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter has said in a report that: "It wasn't easy to come to this decision, but a return of four points from our last nine matches led us to make the change."
"There will always be difficult phases to overcome, but we see our top-flight status as being in danger as things stand, so that's why we've come to the decision."
Schmidt has previously coached Mainz and Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.