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Berndroth could coach Darmstadt until the winter break

Sports Desk
Published: 07 December 2016 Wednesday, 08:03  AM

Berndroth could coach Darmstadt until the winter break

Bonn, Dec 06 ( -- Bundesliga strugglers Darmstadt could be led by interim coach Ramon Berndroth until the winter break, president Ruediger Fritsch said Tuesday.

"Berndorth is available until the winter break but we can of course not say when we will make a decision," Fritsch told a news conference.

Youth coach Berndroth will take training this week and lead the team into Saturday`s match away to midtable Freiburg but Fritsch said it was "not the plan" to consider him for the job long-term.

On Monday Darmstadt released coach Norbert Meier after little over five months in the job and sports director Holger Fach - who backed Meier - also departed.

Meier, 58, had to go the day after a 2-0 home defeat against previously winless SV Hamburg. Darmstadt`s fifth successive loss dropped them into the relegation play-off place, just two points above bottom side Ingolstadt.