Sandro Schwarz is no longer the coach of Mainz.
|Sandro Schwarz.||Photo: LukasPSchmidt, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Sandro Schwarz has been relieved of his duties as Mainz coach, the club have announced.
Schwarz and Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder have made the mutual decision to part ways in the wake of Saturday's 2-3 loss to Union Berlin, according to a statement on the club's website.
"It was an immensely difficult decision for us to make. Sandro is a Zerofiver through and through. He has always handled himself very meticulously, with a great knowledge of the game. He was also hugely passionate and emotionally invested in both the club and in how he managed his team," Schröder said and added:
"We've always kept great mutual trust for each other, even throughout difficult periods and were always in total agreement in how we viewed the direction of the club.
"However, we have to be honest and admit that this complete confidence is unfortunately no longer there due to recent results. Therefore, we came to the conclusion in our meeting that we would no longer continue to work together," Schröder said.
Assistant coach Jan-Moritz Lichte will be in charge of the team until a new head coach is appointed.