FSV Mainz fired trainer Achim Beierlorzer on Monday. The congé of the 52-year-old coach is a first: in the Bundesliga, two firings have already been made after two rounds of play.
On Sunday, Schalke 04 decided to put trainer David Wagner out on the street. The club from Gelsenkirchen ended dramatically last season, also lost the first two games of this season without a chance and has now been waiting for a victory for eight months.
Mainz, the club of Jeremiah St. Juste and Jean-Paul Boëtius, has also started the Bundesliga season badly. The club lost 3-1 to RB Leipzig and 1-4 to VfB Stuttgart.
There was also unrest in the selection, as the players went on strike last Wednesday when striker Ádám Szalai was suspended by the club. He would have had a fight with Beierlorzer.
It has never happened before that two coaches were fired after two Bundesliga rounds of play. Beierlorzer and Wagner are in any case only the fourth and fifth trainer to leave so early in Germany.
Only Rinus Michels (in 1983 at 1. FC Köln), Morten Olsen (in 1995, also at Köln) and Dieter Hecking (in 2009 at Hannover 96) were fired after only two days in the Bundesliga.
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