Mirko Slomka has paid for his side's struggles in the first half of the season by losing his job on 27 December
Mirko Slomka has paid for his side's struggles in the first half of the season by losing his job on 27 December
Bundesliga

2013/13 Half-term report: Hannover 96

Hanover - Hannover 96 started the season with the clear intention of returning to Europe after narrowly missing out on a hat-trick of UEFA Europa League appearances last year.

In spite of a bright start, thanks to the fixture list giving them four home games in their first six, their struggles outside the Lower Saxony capital dragged them down the table and ultimately saw coach Mirko Slomka pay the price. bundesliga.com analyses the ups and downs of the Reds in 2013/14 so far.