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Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's players celebrate the 2-2 goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's players celebrate the 2-2 goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Thomas Delaney (L) in action against Mainz's Gerrit Holtmann (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's Emil Berggreen (L) in action against Bremen's Robert Bauer (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's Danny Latza (L) and Mainz's Abdou Diallo (C) in action against Bremen's Jerome Gondorf (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Roma, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's Robin Zentner during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's Abdou Diallo (L) in action against Bremen's Maximilian Eggestein (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Florian Kainz (L) and Bremen's Thomas Delaney (R) in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Maximilian Eggestein in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's supporters hold their scarfs during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Thomas Delaney (R) in action against Mainz's Robin Zentner (2-R)during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Florian Kainz (L) in action against Mainz's Giulio Donati (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Milos Veljkovic (2-L) in action against Mainz's Danny Latza (3-L) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Milos Veljkovic (front L) in action against Mainz's Danny Latza (top) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's Giulio Donati during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Theodor Gebre Selassie (L) in action against Mainz's Levin Oeztunali (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Robert Bauer (L) in action against Mainz's Gerrit Holtmann (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Milos Veljkovic (L) and Bremen's Robert Bauer (R) in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's Levin Oeztunali (L) in action against Bremen's Florian Kainz (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Thomas Delaney (3-L) in action against Mainz's Robin Zentner (2-R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's players celebrate the 2-0 goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's players celebrate the 2-0 goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's Ishak Belfodil (L) in action against Mainz's Leon Balogun (R) the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- BRemen's players celebrate the 1-0 goal by Bremen's Philipp Bargfrede (2-R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- BRemen's players celebrate the 1-0 goal by Bremen's Philipp Bargfrede during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- BRemen's players celebrate the 1-0 goal by Bremen's Philipp Bargfrede (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's head coach Sandro Schwarz reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's head coach Sandro Schwarz reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's head coach Sandro Schwarz reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Mainz's head coach Sandro Schwarz reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bremen (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt reacts before the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Bremen, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FOCKE STRANGMANN (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidlines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Winless Cologne wastes 3-goal lead to lose 4-3 to Freiburg

Austrian coach Peter Stoeger talks to the media at a press conference of Borussia Dortmund, where he is presented as the new head coach of the Bundesliga soccer club in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Borussia Dortmund displaced Dutch head coach Peter Bosz Saturday after a defeat against Werder Bremen. Stoeger was dismissed as head coach of FC Cologne earlier this month. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Austrian coach Peter Stoeger talks to the media at a press conference of Borussia Dortmund, where he is presented as the new head coach of the Bundesliga soccer club in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Borussia Dortmund displaced Dutch head coach Peter Bosz Saturday after a defeat against Werder Bremen. Stoeger was dismissed as head coach of FC Cologne earlier this month. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Borussia Dortmund Fires Peter Bosz as Manager, Appoints Peter Stoeger

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as coach after managing just one win in 13 games across all competitions and named former Cologne coach Peter Stoeger as his replacement on Sunday.

Stoeger was sacked as Cologne coach the previous Sunday after his side failed to win any of its opening 14 Bundesliga games of the season.

The club said the 51-year-old Stoeger and his assistant coach Manfred Schmidt, who was also let go by Cologne, were signed until June 30, 2018.

''I'm delighted to be able to be coach of this team and in this stadium,'' said Stoeger, who joined Cologne in 2013 and led it to promotion from the second division in his first season.

Stoeger oversaw steady progress at Cologne, culminating in fifth place and Europa League qualification last season. But this season didn't go to plan.

Bosz's last game in charge of Dortmund was Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen, a loss that stretched the side's winless run to eight games in the league.

''We decided yesterday evening in a talk with Peter Bosz that we're letting him go with immediate effect,'' Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said. ''It was emotional.''

Dortmund previously had a 41-game unbeaten run at home, but since Leipzig inflicted a 3-2 loss on Oct. 14, the side slumped to two defeats and a draw at the Westfalenstadion. The draw came after squandering a four-goal lead to allow bitter rival Schalke to draw 4-4.

Bosz led Dortmund to its best-ever start in the Bundesliga with six wins and a draw from seven games and a league-high goal difference of 19. It led the league by five points after beating Augsburg 2-1 away on Sept. 30 but hasn't won since.

Now the side trails Bayern Munich by 13 points, a turnaround of 18 in just eight rounds.

Dortmund next faces a trip to Mainz in the Bundesliga on Tuesday.

''We're training today at 3 p.m. There's another training session tomorrow, then we'll make our way to the opponent,'' Stoeger said. ''For now it's about empathy and getting to know the team and the staff.''

Bosz, who led Ajax Amsterdam to the Europa League final and second place in the Dutch league last season, was hired in June as a replacement for Thomas Tuchel, sacked the week before despite winning the German Cup after falling out with club management.

Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc were keen on Bosz's style of attacking football, continuing a mold started by Juergen Klopp, who won two successive Bundesliga titles, before it was refined under Tuchel, who took over in 2015.

The 54-year-old Bosz, a fluent German-speaker, signed a two-year contract with Dortmund. Watzke said at the time the club assumed it would be longer.

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz before the match REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - December 9, 2017 Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz looks on REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

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Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - December 9, 2017 Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz before the match REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

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