Two wins in a row were not enough: Heiko is not Gorgeous no longer the coach of Bayer Leverkusen. The club confirmed on Sunday morning. The successor to the former BVB-Coach Peter Bosz.

Rudi Völler, the Sport Director at Leverkusen, explained the decision in a club release: “Until recently, we had the Conviction and the will to create with him as head coach, the change for the Good. But, unfortunately, a Stagnation in the development of the team is not now to deny.”

Leverkusen were second after the end of the Bundesliga-first half of the season table in ninth place with seven Wins, three draws and seven defeats. The last two successes against Schalke (2:1) and Hertha BSC (3:1). In the second round of the DFB Cup, Bayer meets at the beginning of February in Heidenheim, in the next round of the Europa League in mid-February the FK is waiting to Krasnodar from Russia.

The 55-year-old Dutchman Bosz has most recently coached Borussia Dortmund. He had taken the club to the beginning of the season 2017/2018, after a very good Start of the BVB slipped with Bosz. 10. December 2017 separated Dortmund from the coach, at that time, the Austrians Peter Stöger took over at BVB.

Bayer now wants to try “to be under the sporting leadership of Peter Bosz our ambitious claims as quickly as possible,” the Chairman of the Bayer 04 management Board, Fernando Carro. Bayer’s Director of sport, Simon Rolfes promises “offensive, fast-paced, exciting football”. In particular, with Ajax Amsterdam Bosz have proven “that he can improve young players, teams, forms and also international may establish”.

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