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Wolfsburg let Magath go

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 15.23CET
VfL Wolfsburg have sacked coach Felix Magath following a poor start to their Bundesliga campaign, bringing an end to the 59-year-old's second spell in charge of the German club.
Wolfsburg let Magath go
Felix Magath has been cut loose after a poor start for Wolfsburg ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 15.23CET

Wolfsburg let Magath go

VfL Wolfsburg have sacked coach Felix Magath following a poor start to their Bundesliga campaign, bringing an end to the 59-year-old's second spell in charge of the German club.

VfL Wolfsburg have sacked coach Felix Magath following a poor start to their Bundesliga campaign, with Lorenz-Günther Köstner taking temporary command.

Saturday's 2-0 home loss to SC Freiburg was the club's seventh game without a win and fourth straight defeat, leaving them bottom of the German table after eight matches. Wolfsburg have elected to cut loose former Hamburger SV attacking midfielder Magath, 59, with reserve team boss Köstner, 60, taking the reins for a second time, having previously stood in in early 2010.

Magath became the only coach to win successive domestic doubles in Germany, leading FC Bayern München to glory in 2004/05 and 2005/06. Then, in 2008/09, he caused a major upset by lifting the league title with Wolfsburg before moving to FC Schalke 04. Capped 43 times by West Germany, he returned for a second spell at Wolfsburg in March 2011.

Last updated: 25/10/12 17.47CET

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