Alfred Schreuder has left Hoffenheim with immediate effect. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
Alfred Schreuder has left Hoffenheim with immediate effect. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
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Hoffenheim part company with head coach Alfred Schreuder

Hoffenheim have parted ways with head coach Alfred Schreuder with immediate effect.

The Sinsheim side released a statement explaining the decision to terminate the 47-year-old's contract:

"When the time came to plan for the future, which is hugely challenging in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, differences became apparent in terms of which direction to take the club in."

Sporting director Alexander Rosen added: "We held differing opinions on important details and we determined that it no longer made sense to continue working together."

Schreuder arrived at Hoffenheim in summer 2019 from Ajax as a replacement for RB Leipzig-bound Julian Nagelsmann. He won 12, drew seven and lost 11 of his 30 league games at the helm, which included eye-catching victories over both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the first half of season.

The side are currently in seventh place and pushing for UEFA Europa League qualification. He leaves the club along with his brother and assistant coach Dick.

"I knew that the task at hand in Hoffenheim would be a big challenge from the start," the outgoing coach said. "I took a lot of joy from working here. I thank the club for giving me the chance to work in the Bundesliga."

As an interim solution for the final four games of 2019/20, the first team will be managed by the other members of the coaching staff: Matthias Kaltenbach, Michael Rechner, Timo Gross, Marcel Rapp and Kai Herdling.