Werder Bremen said goodbye to trainer Florian Kohfeldt on Sunday at a remarkable moment.

The 38-year-old German has been fired by the club with one round to go, which is fighting against relegation.

He will be replaced by club icon Thomas Schaaf.

"Unfortunately we were no longer convinced of him after the match in Augsburg. We now want to make this change to avert relegation," said director Frank Baumann on the Werder Bremen site.

Werder lost 2-0 to competitor FC Augsburg on Friday and dropped to sixteenth place, with which the club would be sentenced to play the play-offs.

On Saturday Borussia Mönchengladbach will visit in the last round of play.

'Die Werderaner' still have a view of direct enforcement.

Due to the small differences at the bottom, the four-time national champion can also become seventeenth and thus directly relegated.

The duties of Kohfeldt, who had been employed since 2017, will be taken over by Schaaf.

The club icon played for the club for years and was already a coach there between 1999 and 2013.

In that period Werder became champion and the DFB-Pokal was conquered three times.

All games in the last Bundesliga round of play will be played on Saturday at 3.30 PM.

Werder still has competition from Arminia Bielefeld and 1. FC Köln.

Stand in battle for survival

  • 15. Arminia Bielefeld 33-32 (-28)

  • 16. Werder Bremen 33-31 (-19)

  • 17. 1. FC Köln 33-30 (-27)

The number fifteen maintains itself, the number sixteen plays play-offs and the number seventeen is relegated directly.

View the results, the position and the program in the Bundesliga