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Skripnik dumped as Werder Bremen manager

Press Association logoPress Association 18/09/2016

Viktor Skripnik has become the first managerial casualty of the Bundesliga season after being sacked following Werder Bremen's 4-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Skripnik has been dismissed together with his assistants Florian Kohfeldt and Torsten Frings, Bremen announced on Sunday.

They were informed of the club's decision upon returning home on Saturday evening.

"We have decided to take this step because the performance in Gladbach lacked any conviction," said Bremen's director of sport Frank Baumann.

"We could not see things taking a turn for the better in the near future if the circumstances remained the same."

Bremen have lost all three of their Bundesliga fixtures this season, after also being eliminated from the DFB-Pokal in the first round.

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