Wolfsburg manager Felix Magath has been sacked after the club endured their worst ever start to a Bundesliga season, the club have confirmed.
Wolfsburg have scored just two goals in their eight games so far in the league, picking up a mere five points in the process, and after enduring a fourth successive loss, a miserable 2-0 home defeat to Freiburg, the club's board appear to have decided that the time is right to make a change.
Magath led Wolfsburg to a Bundesliga title in 2009 before departing for Schalke, but returned to the club after Steve McClaren struggled to replicate the achievement. Since returning, Magath has struggled too, bringing in a large number of players but with few successes among his activity in the transfer market. Magath was also criticised for his man-management, including one infamous episode after a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich earlier in the season where he took his team on a run through the woods and refused to give them any water.
With the club now at a huge risk of being relegated, the appointment of Magath's successor will be crucial.