German side Bayer Leverkusen has parted ways with their manager, Peter Bosz. This decision was taken by the board after a string of disappointing losses by the club. 39-year-old Hannes Wolf, who manages the U18 Germany side has been appointed as their interim manager.
The highly-rated Bosz took over the management duty at Bayer Leverkusen in 2018. He was an instant hit there and the club was also enjoying a great run. That season, the club managed to grab a Champions League spot with a victory in the last game of the season.
This season they were enjoying win after win which helped them top the Bundesliga table till December. Since then, their performance has taken a huge dip. From scoring 4 goals in almost every match to winning only 3 games since the start of 2021, they have fallen back by a lot.
They were also knocked out of the Europa League by Young Boys in the Round of 16. In Bundesliga, they have dropped down to 6th place and are 7 points behind the Champions League spot.
Bayer Leverkusen to replace Peter Bosz with Hannes Wolf
Peter Bosz was on the verge of getting sacked. And their 3-0 defeat against Hertha Berlin last Sunday was the final nail in the coffin. With that loss, they have lost 4 out of their previous 5 games. That poor run resulted in his sacking. Along with Bosz’s departure his assistants, Hendrie Kruezen and Rob Maas have also left the club.
Bosz has had a misfortunate year. After losing to Bayern Munich in December, they have won only 3 games so far in the Bundesliga. Overall, this year, he has lost 10 out of the 17 games the club played.
“We have not managed to stop making repetitive mistakes and get back to winning ways. After an objective and very open analysis of the sporting situation, we have therefore agreed to make the break in spite of our great appreciation for Peter Bosz.“ – Bayer Leverkusen’s Sporting Manager.
Hannes Wolf was soon appointed as the coach for the remainder of the season. Along with him, the former Leverkusen midfielder, Peter Hermann has also been appointed as the assistant coach.
It is now unto Wolf to bring back the club into the position where they were back in December. They have 8 matches to close the 7-points gap to the 4th position which they can hope to achieve only if they win the remaining games.
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