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FC Köln coach Markus Gisdol has a sacking clause in his contract

By Rune Gjerulff

A 'sacking clause' in Markus Gisdol's contract could make FC Köln more inclined to hold on to their under-pressure coach.

Markus Gisdol.
Markus Gisdol.

Markus Gisdol's future as FC Köln coach has been questioned following last week's embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Freiburg, which saw 'The Billy Goats' drop to the relegation play-off spot.

FC Köln chief Horst Heldt was quick to announce that Gisdol will stay on as coach for Saturday's encounter with Hertha, telling reporters that "we do what we are convinced of and stick to it as long as that's the case".

Sport Bild now reports that a 'sacking clause' in Gisdol's contract could make the club more inclined to hold on to their coach.

According to the German publication, the club would have to pay Gisdol around €1 million immediately to sack him. Additionally, a new coach, probably with new assistants, would have to be paid.

All things considered, Gisdol is therefore likely to get more than one game to save his job, at least unless Köln suffer another clear defeat this Saturdaty.

Should Köln ultimately decide to part ways with the 51-year-old, former Fortuna Düsseldorf coach Friedhelm Funkel is their preferred candidate to take over, as per Sport Bild.

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