Eintracht Frankfurt are languishing at number sixteen in the Bundesliga table and are in real danger of relegation at the end of the season if the team doesn’t turn things around.
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@Eintracht_News) March 9, 2016
Because of this the team’s coach Armin Veh was fired after the team drew 1 – 1 with Ingolstadt last weekend. Veh had only returned to the club last summer a year after leaving to join Stuttgart. However, it seems that he has been unable to repeat his success from the last spell at the club when he led them to promotion from the second division and then into the Europa League.
Frankfurt’s chairman, Heribert Bruchhagen, described it as a “very hard decision” but said that they wanted to give the team a push by changing coach and hopefully keep them in the top division.
A new coach is yet to be appointed and in the meantime Veh’s assistant Reiner Geyer has been placed in temporary charge. The club has said that it hopes to appoint someone in the very near future, hopefully before the end of the season.
There are just nine games left of this season and Frankfurt are in the relegation play-off berth, just three points above the relegation zone and one from safety.
Next weekend the team is travelling to take on Borussia Monchengladbach, currently placed sixth in the table, and a win will be hard. After that they play Hannover 96 at home, the team currently at the bottom of the league, and it is likely to prove a crucial match for both sides.
Frankfurt is just two points below both SV Darmstadt and FC Augsburg who are playing each other next weekend. If that game ends in a draw then Frankfurt will have a good chance of drawing level with them in the next few weeks, an outcome that they are sure to be praying for.