Hamburg - FC St. Pauli Hamburg have reacted to their 3-0 defeat at SpVgg Greuther Fürth by relieving head coach Roland Vrabec of his duties with immediate effect and appointing U-23 coach Thomas Meggle as his successor.

The Kiezkicker have won just one of their opening four games of the 2014/15 Bundesliga 2 campaign and currently sit just two points clear of the relegation zone.