dFSV Mainz 05 responded to the current misery in the Bundesliga by parting ways with coach Jan Siewert. The penultimate team, which has not won eleven games, released the 41-year-old coach on Monday, who was only in charge for three months. Siewert's successor will be presented on Tuesday afternoon, as Rheinhessen announced.
“Unfortunately, we now consider the change of coach as a necessary step in order to achieve a positive change,” said sporting director Christian Heidel before the next match against FC Augsburg on Saturday (3:30 p.m.). FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky). Siewert was there at the beginning of November. Bo Svensson He initially remained as interim coach. Shortly before Christmas, he received a contract until June 30, 2026 inclusive.
The former second team coach won all matches except the first (2-0 against RB Leipzig). Mainz There was no game and they tied six times. After Sunday's 1:3 against VfB Stuttgart, FSV sporting director Martin Schmidt avoided committing to Siewert and announced a detailed analysis. “We will sit together calmly and see what the next steps are. We have to change something, that's clear,” said the Swiss. “It is clear that we obviously cannot continue playing like this. “We need victories.”
The Mainz team is at risk of falling out of the upper chamber for the first time since its promotion in 2009. It is already nine points behind first place outside of relegation, which is occupied by Union Berlin. With 1. FC Köln there is a four-point difference from the relegation place. The 05ers have had great coaches like Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel in the past. But even Svensson, who saved Mainz from relegation in 2021 and then finished the season eighth in the table, did not become a permanent solution.