Werder Bremen have dismissed coach Alexander Nouri following a 3-0 home defeat to Augsburg on Sunday that left the team winless in a club-record 13 Bundesliga matches, a run stretching back to last season.
The Green-Whites have also started this campaign with another unwanted club record of ten league games without a victory, having scored just three goals all season and not hit the back of net in any of their last five, slipping to second from bottom in the standings in the process.
Defeat to Augsburg leaves the 2004 Bundesliga winners two points adrift of neighbours Hamburg in the relegation play-off spot. The club have confirmed that U-23 coach Florian Kohfeldt, supported by his assistant Thomas Horsch and by U-17 coach Tim Borowski, will take over first-team coaching duties for Matchday 11's trip to Eintracht Frankfurt on 3 November.
"Alex took up a very difficult challenge last season and rose to it successfully," said sporting director Frank Baumann on Monday. "We'd like to thank him for that. We're convinced that this team of coaches can inject fresh impetus in the coming days and help remove the uncertainty in the team."
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Nouri was promoted to first-team coach in September 2016 following the dismissal of Viktor Skripnik and led Werder to an eighth-placed finish in 2016/17 after an 11-game unbeaten league run that also included nine wins between February and April.