With immediate effect, 2. Bundesliga club Hansa Rostock discharged coach Frank Pagelsdorf on Monday. „Rostock’s board has informed me about the decision. I’ll always feel close to Hansa, and that will not change because of today”, said Pagelsdorf, whose second stint with the club began in 2005.
Currently, the team ranks in twelfth place in the second league standings, following a 2-2 tie against VfL Osnabrück on Sunday. Hansa was relegated from the Bundesliga last year. Rejoining the elite league in German football had been the openly declared ambition for the 2008/2009 season. Hansa rides on a string of four games without a win. Pagelsdorf first coached Hansa Rostock between 1994 and 1997. In 1995 and 2007, he led the team to the Bundesliga.
Already on Sunday, MSV Duisburg dismissed their coach Rudi Bommer, following a 1-0-defeat against Rot-Weiss Ahlen. Assistant coach Heiko Scholz takes over for Bommer. Including Thomas von Heesen at 1. FC Nürnberg, three coaches have been dismissed in the current season of the 2. Bundesliga.