German champions Bayern Munich on afternoon announced they have parted ways with their Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti pays the price for the team’s humiliating 3-0 loss at Paris St German on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League.
Former French defender Willy Sagnol has been placed on temporary charge, especially for the team’s away game at Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
“Our team’s performances since the start of the season have not met our expectations. The match in Paris clearly showed we had to take immediate action,” club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement on the club’s website.
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“Hasan Salihamidžić and I met Carlo today for full and frank discussions where we informed him of our decision.”
“I’d like to thank Carlo for his time working with us and I’m sorry about the way it has developed.
“Carlo is my friend and he will remain so, but we had to take a professional decision in the interests of FC Bayern. I expect the team to produce a positive response and show absolute determination to achieve our targets for the season.”
Fired alongside the Italian are his assistants Davide Ancelotti, Giovanni Mauri, Francesco Mauri and Mino Fulco.
Bayern are third on the Bundesliga table, three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund after six round of matches.