Wolf in for Titz as Hamburg try to stop slump

Christian Titz has paid price for Hamburg's dip in form, the club replacing him with Hannes Wolf as they seek a Bundesliga return.

Christian Titz had a forgettable time as Hamburg's manager.   -  Getty

Hamburg has sacked coach Christian Titz and replaced him with Hannes Wolf as it seeks an immediate return to the Bundesliga.

Titz was appointed in March but was unable to steer Hamburg away from being relegated from the top flight for the first time.

Hamburg won four of its opening five league matches in the 2. Bundesliga but has since claimed just one victory in five, a run that has featured three 0-0 draws.

It is two points off leaders Cologne and a point behind second-placed Greuther Furth and local rivals St. Pauli, which occupies the promotion play-off place.

Disappointed with the dip in form, Hamburg has dispensed with Titz's services, turning to Wolf, who won the 2. Bundesliga title with Stuttgart in 2017.

Sporting director Ralf Becker said: "Part of our responsibility is to analyse the sporting situation the team is in.

"We feel that the team isn't developing enough and we also feel that there was a risk that we wouldn't reach our goals this season."

Wolf's first game in charge is at Magdeburg on Friday.


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