Bayer Leverkusen reacted to the ongoing downward trend and parted ways with coach Peter Bosz. This was announced by the table sixth on Tuesday.
Hannes Wolf will take over as his successor with immediate effect, and Peter Hermann will return as assistant coach.
The Werkself, who were still leaders in the table in mid-December, lost ten of their 17 competitive games in the 2021 calendar year. On Sunday, the 3-0 defeat at relegation candidate Hertha BSC saw the biggest defeat of the season (the highlights in the video).
“In view of the development of football in the past few weeks, we have come to the conclusion that the separation from Peter Bosz can no longer be avoided,” explains sports director Rudi Völler. “The 3-0 draw at Hertha BSC on Sunday was unfortunately characteristic, our team has lately fallen into the same pattern over and over again. We haven’t managed to put an end to the repetitive mistakes and get back on the road to success. After an objective and very open analysis of the In the sporting situation, we have therefore agreed to make a cut, despite the great appreciation that Peter Bosz is still in, “said Völler.
“With the new team of coaches, we want to turn things around and take the path to success that we left off again,” emphasizes sporting director Simon Rolfes. “Even as a very young coach, Hannes Wolf impressed himself with big clubs – especially convincing through his promotion to the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart. Hannes stands for the kind of football we want to play at Bayer 04: intense, offensive, aggressive, attractive. And of course successful – our international ambitions remain, we are currently sixth in the table in a Europa League position, and we want to at least defend that, “explains Rolfes. “We are convinced that we will succeed with Hannes Wolf and Peter Hermann.”