Eintracht Frankfurt have fired coach Michael Skibbe and appointed Christoph Daum as his replacement.
The club said Tuesday that it had taken the decision in view of “Eintracht Frankfurt’s negative sporting development in recent months.”
Frankfurt have endured a dismal spell since the winter break and a 2-1 win against fellow strugglers St. Pauli last weekend wasn’t enough to save Skibbe’s job.
The club lies 14th in the 18-team Bundesliga with 31 points from 27 matches.
Daum, whose last coaching job was at Fenerbahce in Turkey after leaving Cologne in 2009, will lead his first training session on Wednesday.
“I am very disappointed. I thought we could also win against VfL Wolfsburg,” Skibbe told Bild on-line.