Hamburg have sacked boss Bruno Labbadia for the second time, after a poor start to the Bundesliga season. Despite a spirited performance in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by champions Bayern Munich, Hamburg have lost their past four matches and have taken just one point from their first five games. Labbadia, 50, was appointed Hamburg boss for a second time in April 2015. He had been sacked just three days before a Europa League semi-final second-leg tie against Fulham in 2010. “I am convinced we have to make a change in the coaching position in order to turn our disappointing season start around,” said Hamburg sporting director Dietmar Beiersdorfer. Former European champions Hamburg are the only club to have played every season in the Bundesliga since its formation in 1963.
Labbadia joins a select group to be sacked by the same club twice and some of the others you can see below:
Jose Mourinho: Sacked by Chelsea in 2007 and 2015
John Toshack: Sacked by Real Madrid in 1990 and 1999
Fabio Capello: Sacked by Real Madrid in 1997 (after winning La Liga) and 2007 (after winning La Liga)
Udo Lattek: Sacked by Bayern Munich in 1975 (when they were European champions) and 1987 (when they’d reached the European Cup final)
Zdenek Zeman: Sacked by Roma in 1999 and 2013
Billy Davies: Sacked by Nottingham Forest in 2011 and 2014