New coach for Fuchs as Bochum sack Herrlich

Austrian national team star Christian Fuchs is to get a new manager after VfL Bochum bosses sacked Heiko Herrlich today (Thurs).The German Bundesliga club decided to dismiss the former Borussia Dortmund striker after the team failed to win any of their past league ten matches.Herrlich took over from Swiss Marcel Koller only in October 2009.Former VfL Bochum captain Dariusz Wosz will coach the team – currently just in 16th in the 18-team league with two more rounds to play – for the rest of the season.Bochum face leaders Bayern Munich this Thursday.The team who finish the season in last place will go down, while the side who comes 17th have to play two relegation matches against the club who finishes the country’s second-highest league in second place.Lower Austrian Fuchs joined the team in 2008 after five years with Austrian Bundesliga side Mattersburg. The 23-year-old defender has performed 30 times for the national team since 2006.Bochum chiefs reportedly rejected a four-million Euro offer for Fuchs by league rivals VfB Stuttgart during the past winter transfer window.”I feel honoured by Stuttgart’s interest and can imagine joining a top club someday. But the fact club bosses didn’t want to let me go makes me proud too.”I will continue to fully focus on Bochum, but I honestly can’t imagine fighting against relegation my whole career,” left-back Fuchs said at that time.