Stefan Leitl oversaw Greuther Fürth's second season of Bundesliga football, but could not keep them up. - © Sportfoto Zink / Wolfgang Zink via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Zink
Stefan Leitl oversaw Greuther Fürth's second season of Bundesliga football, but could not keep them up. - © Sportfoto Zink / Wolfgang Zink via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Zink
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Stefan Leitl to leave relegated Greuther Fürth at the end of the season

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Stefan Leitl will step down as Greuther Fürth head coach at the end of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season, the club have confirmed.

Leitl's assistant, Andre Mijatovic, will also vacate his role. The news comes less than a week after Fürth's immediate return to Bundesliga 2 was confirmed.

"We'd like to thank them for their efforts and look back on a very successful three-and-a-half years," said Fürth chief exectuive Rachid Azzouzi. "We'll clear up the formalties, before cautiously taking the next steps."

Leitl, who was briefly on the books of Bayern Munich as a player, took over at Fürth in February 2019. After a ninth-placed finish in 2019/20, the 44-year-old took the Clover Leaves into the Bundesliga for only the second time in their history, as 2020/21 Bundesliga 2 runners-up.

Leitl was unable to keep Fürth heads above water, though. Bottom of the top-flight table since Matchday 4, Greuther's fate was sealed in last weekend's 4-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

The former Ingolstadt coach has a Bundesliga record of W3, D8, L20, ahead of tenure-ending fixtures against Union Berlin (a), Borussia Dortmund (h), and Augsburg (a).