The defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich announced on Monday that Jurgen Klinsmann and them will part ways following a series of poor results.
The 44-year-old only took charge in July 2008, but recent poor results have seen Bayern crash out of the Champions League after a 4-0 hammering at Barcelona while Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Schalke leaves them third in the German league. “Of course, I am very disappointed at the moment,” said Klinsmann in a statement on the Bayern website. “Nevertheless, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Bayern Munich, the fans, the trainers, the players and my colleagues for an exciting time. “We have laid the foundations for the future. I still believe that the team can be German champions this season.”
Former Bayern trainer Jupp Heynckes will take over as head coach for the remaining five league games with Hermann Gerland as his assistant.