Dortmund sack manager Lucien Favre after 5-1 defe

Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, sacked their manager, Lucien Favre, following their 5-1 home defeat to VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Dortmund made this known in a tweet via their Twitter handle.

“The club would like to thank Lucien for his dedication and wish him success in his future,” Dortmund tweeted.

“Assistant coach Edin Terzic has been appointed as interim manager until the end of the current season.

“Terzic’s coaching team will be joined by Sebastian Geppert and Otto Addo.”
Dortmund are currently in the fifth position on the Bundesliga table with five points separating them and leaders Bayern Munich.

Southampton trash bottom Sheffield United
Southampton moved into the Premier League’s top four by sweeping aside bottom club Sheffield United.
Che Adams pounced in the box to poke in the opener, Stuart Armstrong scored a deflected second, and Nathan Redmond came off the bench to add a delightful third.
Saints climb as high as third, at least until Leicester play later on Sunday, and are two points behind leaders Tottenham, with second-placed Liverpool also still to play.
The season is only 12 games old, but Sheffield United’s situation is looking increasingly dire. They still have just one point and will be at least six points from safety regardless of Sunday’s other results.

No team in the Premier League era has had so few points at this stage of the season and gone on to avoid relegation.

In such a lofty position with almost a third of the season completed, and now with only one defeat in their past 10 games, it is right to consider what this accomplished Southampton team could achieve this term.

Their defence is organised, their midfield a combination of hard-working and creative, while front two Adams and Danny Ings are among the most potent attacking forces in the league.

Bar a brief period of Blades pressure at the beginning of the second half, when imposing centre-halves Jan Bednarek and Jannik Vertergaard were made to work hard, Saints controlled this game.
Oriel Romeu patrolled in front of the defence, James Ward-Prowse constantly teased with his delivery from set-pieces and Adams was a nuisance to the visiting back line.
Given their superiority, particularly in the first half, Southampton perhaps could have won by more, and it is true they had a helping hand for their first two goals.
The first came from some weak Sheffield United defending of a Ward-Prowse free-kick. Bednarek leapt with barely a challenge and, when the ball looped off his shoulder, former Blade Adams nipped in to hook past Aaron Ramsdale.
After riding the wave of United pressure, Saints swept forward for the second. Ings, making his first start since the beginning of November after a knee injury, cut in from the left to feed Armstrong, whose shot took a wicked deflection to wrong-foot Ramsdale.
With the lead doubled, relaxation came over the 2,000 fans returning to St Mary’s, and Redmond’s sweet curler after a one-two with Romeu was no more than Saints deserved.
“It was a job very well done,” said Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. “It was not as easy as it looked, especially against a team that had nothing to lose and sits very deep.

“It couldn’t be better to have the fans back today, to be honest. It was very emotional; you can celebrate with them when for months we haven’t seen them.

“You could feel how much they enjoyed it, and watching us play good football. Hopefully we’ll come through this very tough time and more and more people should come to see us play.”

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