At FC Augsburg, the signs are pointing to separation from coach Heiko Herrlich. According to kicker everything points to a dismissal of the 54-year-old. Markus Weinzierl, who coached the FCA from 2012 to 2016, is already mentioned as a possible successor.
Augsburg’s manager Stefan Reuter was unable to make a clear commitment to Herrlich after the 2: 3 (0: 3) against 1. FC Köln.
“I appreciate Heiko incredibly, but please allow me to take the weekend after a game like this to discuss and analyze how something like this can happen,” he said in view of the team’s performance in the first half, which he, like Herrlich, described as “disastrous”. Even after repeated inquiries, Reuter did not want to guarantee that Herrlich would still be coach in the remaining three games of the season.
“We only got one point against three teams that are behind us in the table. You have to let something like that sink in first,” said the former international. The results of the internal discussions will then be announced “in due course”.