MAINZ PART WAYS WITH MANAGER BEIERLORZER

Mainz Part Ways With Manager Achim Beierlorzer following series of woeful performance of 18 games without a win

MAINZ PART WAYS WITH MANAGER  BEIERLORZER

German Bundesliga outfit Mainz have sacked head coach Achim Beierlorzer after a very challenging week which included a players' strike and a 4-1 defeat to new boys VfB Stuttgart.

Mainz suffered a heavy home defeat at the hands of Stuttgart on Saturday and had lost 3-1 at RB Leipzig on the first match day of the season.

Following the sack, Beierlorzer in a statement on the club's official website, said he was disappointed by the club's decision but wished the club "and the team all the best for the future."

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Mainz players went on strike on Wednesday after forward Adam Szalai was demoted to the reserve team and told to look for a new club.

However, the squad returned to training the following day, Mainz were not able to recover in time for the next match.

52-year-old Beierlorzer has now become the second Bundesliga manager to be sacked this season after Schalke parted ways with David Wagner on Sunday following 18 games without a win.

It is the first time in the league's history where two clubs will go into matchday three with new managers.

Mainz also said assistant coach Jan-Moritz Lichte would take charge of the side until further notice.