Strug­gling In­gol­stadt fires Markus Kauczin­ski as coach

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Strug­gling Bun­desliga side In­gol­stadt fired Markus Kauczin­ski as coach yes­ter­day. In­gol­stadt, which has only two points from ten games, said the de­ci­sion was taken “after in­ten­sive talks” fol­low­ing the lat­est home de­feat to Augs­burg on Satur­day. “We came to the de­ci­sion that it's best for In­gol­stadt to make a fresh start. The de­ci­sion is very dif­fi­cult for us be­cause we don't only value Markus Kauczin­ski for his coach­ing abil­ity, but also per­son­ally,” sport­ing di­rec­tor Har­ald Gaert­ner said. The club said it hopes to have a new coach in charge by Tues­day. In­gol­stadt, which was founded in 2004, se­cured pro­mo­tion to the Bun­desliga in 2015 by win­ning the sec­ond divi­sion. For­mer Karl­sruher SC coach Kauczin­ski took over at In­gol­stadt in the sum­mer fol­low­ing Ralph Hasen­huettl's de­par­ture for Leipzig. The 46-year-old is the fourth Bun­desliga coach to lose his job this sea­son. Werder Bre­men fired Vik­tor Skrip­nik on Sept. 18, Ham­burger SV let Bruno Lab­ba­dia go a week later, and Wolfs­burg sacked Di­eter Heck­ing on 17 Oc­to­ber.

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