Replicating the job Oliver Glasner did was always going to be a tough ask, but Mark Van Bommel’s tenure has been tepid. The Dutchman has been sacked by Die Wolfe. The former holding midfielder lost five of his last eight games and drew three. They are already out of a UEFA Champions League group that was very manageable. RB Salzburg, Sevilla, and Lille are no heavyweights to be scared of. Instead, they lost haplessly to Salzburg and sit 9th in the Bundesliga. MVB’s hiring was puzzling and his job has not silenced critics. His DFB-Pokal gaffe was borderline unprofessional. The 2-0 loss to Freiburg on Saturday was the nail in the coffin for the 44-year-old. It was his fourth straight Bundesliga loss.
Sporting Director Joerg Schmadtke said in a statement, “There were more factors that separated us than united us.” MVB took his sacking well enough. He said he is surprised and disappointed by the sacking.