SV Werder Bremen have dismissed coach Viktor Skripnik after a 4-1 defeat away to Borussia Mönchengladbach left Die Grün-Weißen bottom of the Bundesliga standings. The club's Under-23 coach Alexander Nouri has been appointed to the role on an interim basis.
Werder's latest reverse - their third in a row in the Bundesliga - came after previous setbacks against FC Bayern München and FC Augsburg. A former Werder defender, Skripnik was part of the team's 2004 double-winning side. The 46-year-old was appointed first-team coach in October 2014, when he took over from Robin Dutt. He departs the club along with assistants Florian Kohfeldt and Torsten Frings.
"We have decided to take this step because we felt something was missing after the performance in Gladbach and that the current group are capable of producing the positive reaction we want to see," Werder's sporting director Frank Baumann said. New interim coach Nouri's first game in charge will be Wednesday's home encounter against 1. FSV Mainz 05.