Bundesliga club Werder Bremen have sacked their coach Viktor Skripnik after the team fell to a 4-1 defeat in the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. The loss is their third in as many matches this season. They were also knocked out of the DFB-Pokal bu third-tier side, Sportfreunde Lotte.
Skripnik’s assistants Torsten Frings and Florian Kohfeldt have also been let go by the club, with Alexander Nouri placed in charge while a successor to Skripnik is found, but sporting director Frank Baumann insisted the Under-23 coach is a temporary solution.
“It was ultimately my decision as sporting director, but it was one supported by the entire board,” Baumann told a news conference on Sunday. “It wasn’t an easy decision for us, but it was one we had to make to prevent our start to the season getting even worse.
“Nouri is a temporary solution. We will explore our options, and have clear requirements. We won’t be giving any names.
“It is possible that Skripnik and his assistant coaches will return to Werder at some point in the future.”