Bernd Hollerbach has been sacked as Hamburg head coach, with Christian Titz promoted from the club’s Under-21s to replace him until the end of the season.
Hollerbach lasted less than two months in the job after he was appointed to succeed Markus Gisdol on January 22.
Although his tenure started in relatively positive fashion with a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig, Hollerbach ultimately never managed to guide Hamburg to a win.
And his spell ended in crushing fashion on Saturday, as Hamburg were thumped 6-0 by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Hollerbach leaves Hamburg embroiled in a relegation battle, sitting second from bottom and seven points adrift of safety.
Titz makes the step up from the club’s second string and will be the man charged with ensuring Hamburg do not suffer relegation from the Bundesliga from the first time in their history.
He will be assisted by Thomas von Heesen, who has been brought in on a temporary deal to act as an “advisor” to oversee “sporting activities” following the sacking of Jens Todt on Thursday.
Chairman Frank Wettstein explained that the 6-0 demolition at Bayern was ultimately the final straw for Hollerbach.