Hoffenheim fires coach Stanislawski

Hoffenheim and coach Holger Stanislawski have parted way following the club's exit from the Pokal Cup, it was announced Thursday.

Hoffenheim has struggled under Stanislawski, who took over before the season, in the Bundesliga and the quarterfinal exit against second-division Greuther Fuerth on Wednesday was enough to seal his fate.

"We think very highly of Holger Stanislawski as both a person and a coach, but after long, constructive discussions we came to the conclusion that it would be best for everyone involved if we went our separate ways," said Hoffenheim general manager Ernst Tanner.

"Recent results were certainly a determining factor."

In addition to its Cup exit, Hoffenheim has just one win in its last 10 games in the Bundesliga and sits in eighth place.