Bayer Leverkusen pulled the plug on Peter Bosz’s time at Bayer Leverkusen as the Dutchman was fired after the club lost 3-0 at Hertha Berlin on Sunday leaving them sixth in the Bundesliga.
Hannes Wolf will replace Peter Bosz as Werkself head coach until the end of the season, our former player and coach Peter Hermann will join as his assistant.
We would like to thank Peter Bosz for his time in Leverkusen and wish him all the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/Uipo1EbR5y
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) March 23, 2021
The sacking brought an end to Bosz’s time at the club, a tenure which lasted just over three years.
“Bayer 04 Leverkusen have reacted to the negative trend of the past few weeks and released head coach Peter Bosz with immediate effect, the club said in a statement.
“Given the developments on the pitch over recent weeks, we have come to the conclusion we can no longer avoid parting company with Peter Bosz, sporting managing director Rudi Voller added.
“The 3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Sunday was unfortunately indicative with our team again and again falling into the same pattern.
“We have not managed to stop making repetitive mistakes and get back to winning ways.
“After an objective and very open analysis of the sporting situation we have therefore agreed to make the break in spite of our great appreciation for Peter Bosz.”
It has been a rollercoaster season for Leverkusen, who won eight of their first 12 league matches to go top of the table but have won just three of their last 14 Bundesliga matches since, losing eight of those games.
The Bundesliga club have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions and were recently knocked out of the Europa League round of 32 by Young Boys.
Leverkusen have 40 points from 26 games and trail Eintracht Frankfurt in fourth by seven points with eight matches to play.
The club have appointed Hannes Wolf, 39 as interim coach until the rest of the season. Wolf was in charge of Germany’s U18 side and has previously had spells as manager of Borussia Dortmund II, Stuttgart, where he led them to promotion, Hamburg and Genk.
Featured image: Peter Bosz, Head Coach of Bayer Leverkusen looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and DSC Arminia Bielefeld at BayArena. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel – Pool/Getty Images)