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Hannover 96 sack Tayfun Korkut

After a run of 13 games without a win, Hannover 96 have sacked head coach Tayfun Korkut. The club has stated that a replacement will be in place before the club's next fixture at the weekend.

Hannover 96 has dismissed head coach Tayfun Korkut, the club revealed via Twitter on Monday morning.

"H96 have placed head coach Tayfun Korkut on leave on Monday morning," read the tweet from the club's verified account.

The decision comes just two days after the club's heavy 4-0 defeat to Leverkusen, after which Korkut himself suggested his first words of doubt: "Such performances are not enough."

Hannover has gone 13 games without a win and is now only two points from the relegation play-off spot in 15th. The 41-year-old Turkish coach was appointed on January 1 2014, and becomes the ninth head coach casualty of the season.

The club have stated that a replacement will be found before the weekend's home game against Hoffenheim. Former Hannover head coach Peter Neururer has been touted as a possible replacement.

"Let's wait and see. I still have a contract with Bochum. Nothing has been cleared with Hannover yet," said Neururer on Monday morning to Germany's DPA news agency. The 59-year-old was Hannover's head coach in both the 1994/95 season and the 2005/2006 season.

jh/apc (dpa)

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