Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Roeber has resigned after a run of six defeats in seven matches left is team hovering above the relegation zone.
“In this difficult situation it’s not about individuals but simply and only about the future of the club,” Roeber, 53, said in a statement on Dortmund’s web site. “Therefore I offered my resignation.”
Roeber, a former coach of Hertha Berlin, replaced Bert van Marwijk in December and his contract extended only to the end of this season.
According to reports in Germany, former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath and Thomas Doll, who was fired by Hamburg earlier this year, are in the running to replace Roeber.
Dortmund lost 2-0 to Bochum on Saturday to leave them in 13th place in the Bundesliga on 28 points, four above bottom-of-the-table Borussia Moenchengladbach.