Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Düsseldorf have relieved Marco Kurz of his duties as head coach with immediate effect following their 2-1 loss at SV Sandhausen on Saturday, their fourth straight defeat in the league.

Kurz only took over from Peter Hermann in January, but the team accumulated just four points in his seven games in charge and currently occupy the relegation play-off place.

Düsseldorf, who competed in the Bundesliga in 2012/13, are next in action at home to 1. FC Kaiserslautern on Matchday 27.

Table: the latest Bundesliga 2 standings