The official website for European football

Lowly Kaiserslautern dismiss Kurz

Published: Tuesday 20 March 2012, 17.02CET
Bottom of the table and without a Bundesliga win since 22 October, 1. FC Kaiserslautern have sacked coach Marco Kurz and placed Oliver Schäfer and Gerry Ehrmann in temporary charge.
Lowly Kaiserslautern dismiss Kurz
Marco Kurz was in charge of Kaiserslautern for over two and a half years ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 20 March 2012, 17.02CET

Lowly Kaiserslautern dismiss Kurz

Bottom of the table and without a Bundesliga win since 22 October, 1. FC Kaiserslautern have sacked coach Marco Kurz and placed Oliver Schäfer and Gerry Ehrmann in temporary charge.

Bundesliga strugglers 1. FC Kaiserslautern have relieved coach Marco Kurz of his duties with immediate effect.

Bottom of the table and without a league victory since 22 October, the Rhineland club have appointed Oliver Schäfer, Kurz's erstwhile assistant, and goalkeeping coach Gerry Ehrmann on a temporary basis. A permanent replacement for the 42-year-old Kurz is expected to be named in the coming days.

Chairman Stefan Kuntz said: "After the 4-1 defeat by Schalke [on Sunday] and a number of lengthy conversations, we mutually concluded that this was a decision that had to be made. In the last few weeks and months we have taken many different measures to put the team back on the road to success. Unfortunately for us, these haven't worked out."

Kurz arrived at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion at the beginning of the 2009/10 season, a campaign which ended with Kaiserslautern winning the 2. Bundesliga. Last term they finished an impressive seventh in the top flight but with eight games remaining they are propping up the table, five points adrift of SC Freiburg, occupants of the relegation-promotion play-off place.

Last updated: 20/03/12 17.22CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=ger/news/newsid=1771892.html#lowly+kaiserslautern+dismiss+kurz

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.