BBC Sport - Ralph Hasenhüttl Sacked!
In today's most breaking news Rasenballsport Leipzig's board room have come to a decision to let the clubs current manager Ralph Hasenhüttl go. This comes after a record breaking season for the club who finished second behind current reigning Bundesliga champions - Bayern Munich.
The club went 13 games without losing, becoming the first newly promoted side to go so many games unbeaten and became the first team from what was formerly East Germany to hold 1st spot after 11 games...Since 1991! They even went on to be the first from the East to qualify for a European tournament (UEFA Europa League). The last team to do it was 1. FC Union Berlin in 2002.
On the 6th of May last season, the team thumped Hertha Berlin 4-1. Qualifying for next years Champions League Group Stages in style! This would mark the first time they would enter the the prestigious tournament.
So you could say that the (Now Ex) manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl had done a pretty good job during his tenure, and you'd be right. He took them to heights not seen before in their 13 year history.
Well earlier today a statement was released claiming that while the performances were good, and they were happy with his management of the team, disagreements over certain aspects to do with the running of the club displeased the Hasenhüttl which led to a break down in communications.
Today we have decided to relieve Ralph Hasenhüttl of his duties and he shall no longer be the manager that would take us into our biggest season so far in our clubs history. He is a fantastic manager and he had all the players behind him which was rightly so. But disagreements have led to negative atmospheres between the board and himself.
This is something that doesn't bode well for the club and the team so mutually we have come to the decision to part ways. We reiterate - This was a mutual decision between ourselves and Ralph, it was all for the good of the club and we are doing our best to get our new man in.
Fans of the club, we assure everything is in good hands, and we ask for your patience while we make arrangements for the coming season. Thank you.
Updates on this news story will be following. We hope in very good time. RBL fans, take it from the board themselves. So they say they have the clubs best interests at heart and in mind.