Struggling Hamburg fire Gisdol

21 January 2018 06:26:55 EST

Hamburg have sacked coach Markus Gisdol in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 loss in the Bundesliga to rock-bottom Cologne.

That result left Hamburg in 17th place in the table and 1/50 to be relegated this term while Cologne are 1/1000 to go down.

Hamburg are 11/2 to win their next match against RB Leipzig on 27th January.

The club have struggled for the last seven seasons and have often come close to being relegated. They finished 15th in 2011/12 and, after securing seventh spot the following campaign, have had to settle for 16th, 16th, 10th and 14th in the last four seasons.

"Premature separations with coaches is not something we want. But we believe new impulses are urgently needed in order to reach our goal of staying up," chief executive Heribert Bruchhagen said in a statement.

Gisdol was appointed Hamburg boss in September 2016 but they have only won two of their last 17 league games.

Gisdol's previous coaching experience included spells with Hoffenheim and SSV Ulm. The club said a decision on his replacement would be taken very soon.

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