Viktor Skripnik has become the first managerial casualty of the Bundesliga season after he was relieved of his duties at Werder Bremen following a 4-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Skripnik has been dismissed together with his assistants Florian Kohfeldt and Torsten Frings, Bremen announced on Sunday.
They were informed of the club’s decision upon returning home on Saturday evening.
“We have decided to take this step because the performance in Gladbach lacked any conviction,” said Bremen’s director of sport Frank Baumann.
“We could not see things taking a turn for the better in the near future if the circumstances remained the same. We would like to thank Viktor and his assistants for their work in recent years.”