Bundesliga club Nuremberg have sacked Dutch coach Gertjan Verbeek after only six months in charge.

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verbeek aFormer AZ Alkmaar, and Heerenveen boss Gertjan Verbeek took charge of the club last October, but under his leadership, Nuremberg have only won 5 games out of 22, and recent defeats have seen them slip into the bottom two.

With only three matches left, Nuremberg have decided a change was the best solution if they are to survive relegation, and Verbeek was relieved of his duties on Wednesday.

The club’s director Martin Bader releasing the following statement:

“After the recent run of defeats, we held many discussions to examine intensively what measures were necessary in the current precarious situation in order to be successful in our final three games. We are convinced that, with this decision, we can make a difference.”

Roger Prinzen, who was coach of Nuremberg’s reserves will now take charge until the end of the season, with Marek Mintal acting as his assistant.

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