Relegation-threatened TSV 1860 Munich have parted ways with coach Benno Möhlmann, with former academy coach Daniel Bierofka appointed in his stead.

Möhlmann was handed the reins at the Allianz Arena last October with the Bavarians hoping the 61-year-old could maintain their Bundesliga 2 status, but after taking only one point from the previous five games, Die Löwen have decided to make a change.

"Daniel will work with all of his strength, unconditional will and the heart of a lion to achieve our goals," said sporting director Oliver Kreuzer. "We are convinced that he will work to enact the necessary positive change."

1860 are 17th in the standings, three points from safety, following Friday's 2-1 loss at MSV Duisburg. Bierofka - who played nearly 200 games over two spells at the club - has four matches to turn the tide, starting with next Sunday's game against Eintracht Braunschweig.