Good morning, everyone.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. As the Bundesliga season has approached its climax, Bayer Leverkusen have drifted farther and farther behind its competitors in its race for the coveted prize of fourth place, the final Champions League qualification spot. Seven points separate Bayer Leverkusen from Eintracht Frankfurt with only eight games remaining, and things are looking dire. A 3-0 defeat to lowly Hertha Berlin on Sunday proved to be the final straw for Peter Bosz, who was sacked the next day.
Hannes Wolf will replace Peter Bosz as Werkself head coach until the end of the season, our former player and coach Peter Hermann will join as his assistant.— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) March 23, 2021
We would like to thank Peter Bosz for his time in Leverkusen and wish him all the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/Uipo1EbR5y
His replacement, Hannes Wolf, is an experienced Bundesliga manager, having guided VFB Stuttgart to promotion in 2016. He will take over for Bosz until the end of the season.
Xabi Alonso NOT Confirmed as new Gladbach Coach
A few days ago, the Guardian reported that Xabi Alonso had reached an agreement with Borussia Mönchengladbach to take over for Marco Rose in the summer. However, Sid Lowe published a new update retracting this announcement, reporting that Alonso and Gladbach did not reach an agreement. Alonso, whose contract ends in the summer, has received many offers, and is not in a hurry to select a destination.
Raphael Guerreiro Returns to Dortmund Following Portugal Check-up
So it turns out that Raphael Guerreiro actually was injured. What a shock! A few days ago, we covered the story that the Portuguese national team demanded that Raphael Guerreiro travel to Portugal for a medical examination, presumably because they didn’t believe that his injury was serious enough to merit him skipping his international duty. A few days later, with his medical examination complete, Guerreiro has returned to Germany. So this was all a complete waste of time, and an unnecessary risk that could have exposed Guerreiro to the coronavirus.
This is one of the many reasons why I can’t stand international breaks.
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This is now the second Bundesliga coaching job that Peter Bosz has lost in four years. Do you think he’s actually a bad coach, or has he just been unlucky?