Soccer-Struggling Hamburg sack coach Van Marwijk


Feb 15 (Reuters) - Hamburg SV have sacked coach Bert van Marwijk after Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Bundesliga basement side Eintracht Braunschweig, a seventh straight league loss which left them second-bottom.

"We felt obliged to take this decision now although at the same time we regret it," Hamburg sporting director Oliver Kreuzer said on Hamburg's website (

"We thank Bert van Marwijk for his work," he added.

Former Netherlands coach Van Marwijk, 61, took over from Thorsten Fink in September with a deal until 2015.

He led the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final where they lost to Spain. (Reporting by Iain Rogers and Erik Kirschbaum, editing by xxxxxxxxx)

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