RB Leipzig part ways with coach Hasenhuettl
Bundesliga side RB Leipzig confirmed on Wednesday that they have
parted company with coach Ralph Hasenhuettl, whose contract has
been terminated by mutual consent.
"It is perfectly legitimate for the club to decide not to seek an
extension," said Hasenhuettl, who had a contract until June 2019.
"However, we also emphasised that it would not be desirable for
both sides to enter a final contract year without a long-term
The 50-year-old Austrian took charge of Leipzig for 2016/17,
steering them to second place in the Bundesliga in a stunning
first season in Germany's top flight to qualify for the Champions
However they finished third in their group this season and
Leipzig, who are backed by energy drinks giants Red Bull,
finished sixth in the 2017/18 Bundesliga to qualify for the
Europa League next season.