Breitenreiter dismissed by Hannover

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Hannover have parted company with manager Andre Breitenreiter with the club struggling at the wrong end of the Bundesliga table.

Hannover have parted company with manager Andre Breitenreiter with the club struggling at the wrong end of the Bundesliga table.

Former Schalke boss Breitenreiter began his playing career with Die Roten and returned to the club as manager in March 2017, helping them secure promotion back to the Bundesliga within a few months of his appointment. The 45-year-old then guided Hannover to a respectable 13th-place finish in the top-flight last season, but things have not gone as well this term, with the club sitting second-bottom of the standings and four points adrift of safety. Indeed, Hannover have failed to win any of their last eight league matches, losing both of their games since the winter break, with Saturday’s 5-1 hammering at the hands of Borussia Dortmund proving the final straw for the club’s hierarchy. The search for Breitenreiter’s replacement will now take place, with Hannover playing host to RB Leipzig in their next league match, before they take on fellow strugglers Nurnberg in what is shaping up to be a relegation six-pointer on February 9.

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