Struggling Bundesliga club DSC Arminia Bielefeld have fired their head coach Uwe Neuhaus and assistant coach Peter Nemeth on Monday, March 1.
“We are very grateful to Uwe Neuhaus and Peter Nemeth for their dedicated work since they took up their posts in December 2018,” said the club management in a press release. “As head coach, Uwe Neuhaus took over the team in a very difficult situation at the bottom of the table and, within a year and a half, took it out of relegation zone to become the 2020 Bundesliga 2 champion and win promotion to the top-tier Bundesliga.”
The club stated, that they had decided to change the coaching staff this summer irrespective of the outcome of the on-going season and in accordance to their long-term strategic plan. The club is planning to consolidate its status as a club focusing on youth development, young talents and professional players especially due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on professional football.
Arminia Bielefeld’s Managing Director Sports Samir Arabi said, “Due to current developments, we made the mutual decision to bring forward a change in management we had already planned for the summer. We are still convinced that our team has the necessary quality to achieve our sporting goal.”
“With the change at a decisive stage in the season, we want to give the team a fresh impetus. We need maximum cohesion, and the leveraging of all potentials and a passion that is anchored in the core values of our club,” Arabi added.