Following their weekend defeat to Karlsruher SC, Nürnberg have announced they have parted company with trainer Robert Klauß.
“We regret this decision, but it was unavoidable” explained sporting director Dieter Hecking on Monday. “Robert has done a good job here for more than two seasons. However, the development in the past few weeks has not been satisfactory at all. The way the team played in Karlsruhe and in a few games before that was unacceptable.
“We would all have been happy if we could have continued on our path of continuity combined with successful games.”
Der Klub find themselves in 14th place in the 2.Bundesliga, but just two points ahead of bottom side Arminia Bielefeld. They have lost six of their ten matches and only Jahn Regensburg have a worse scoring record than their nine goals scored.
The 37-year-old coach took control in the 2020-21 season and led Nürnberg to a mid-table finish. Last season saw them competing for promotion right until the tail end of the season before an eighth placed finish. His contract had been extended in May, but the poor start to this season has ended with him becoming the second trainer in the division to lose his job after Bielefeld sacked Ulrich Forte earlier this season.