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Football | Germany

Bayer to part ways with coach Korkut



Bayer Leverkusen will not extend coach Tayfun Korkut's contract at the end of the season, the German club said on Saturday after their 2-2 draw against Cologne on Saturday made sure they would stay up.

Korkut took over in March from Roger Schmidt but instead of leading them up the table and onto a European spot, the former Turkey international saw them sink deeper down into relegation trouble.

Leverkusen had to dig deep to come back from a two-goal deficit against Cologne and earn the crucial point that will keep them in the Bundesliga with a game left in the season.

"We are thankful to Tayfun Korkut for having taken over at a difficult time," said club CEO Michael Schade. "But football is a result sport and unfortunately the results were not right."

Leverkusen are on 12th spot, three points above the relegation playoff spot.



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