Munich - With three matchdays still to go, it's official: SpVgg Greuther Fürth's debut season in the Bundesliga will also be their last for the immediate future.

Fürth were left teetering on the edge of the relegation precipice on the back of their
3-2 home loss to Hannover 96 in Matchday 31's Friday evening opener. Victories for both 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Augsburg on Saturday pushed them over it.

Looking to the future


The Franconian outfit could yet theoretically edge past Hoffenheim with a maximum haul from their final three matches. That would still leave them second-bottom of the table, however, with Augsburg now having joined Fortuna Düsseldorf on the 30-point mark.

While hoping against hope for a miracle through to the last, Fürth can now turn their attention fully to the matter of making a fresh, and longer-lasting, assault on a place at Germany's top football table under new head coach Frank Kramer.