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Heiko Herrlich to take over as Mainz coach?

By Henrik Petersen

Heiko Herrlich could be in line to take over as Mainz coach following the sacking of Sandro Schwarz.

Heiko Herrlich.
Heiko Herrlich.Photo: Creative Commons/CC-by-SA 3.0

Former Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich is a candidate to succeed Sandro Schwarz as Mainz coach, according to Kicker.

Mainz are looking for a new coach after Schwarz was relieved of his duties on Sunday, and Herrlich, who was sacked as Leverkusen coach in December 2018, could be in line to take over the job.

While Schwarz used to play for Mainz and was in charge of the club's reserve team before taking on the job as head coach, 'Die Nullfünfer' are looking to bring in coach from the outside this time around.

"Many coaches have come through the ranks here at Mainz, but this time, we will probably appoint a coach who hasn't had anything to do with the club so far," Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder told Kicker.

Assistant coach Jan-Moritz Lichte will be in charge of the team until a new head coach is appointed. According to the report from Kicker, Mainz are likely to find their new coach during the international break.

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