Frankfurt sack Armin Veh

Relegation-threatened Eintracht have announced the departure of head coach Armin Veh following their 1-1 draw with FC Ingolstadt at the Commerzbank Arena on Saturday.

The result stretched Frankfurt's winless run to seven games and saw them drop down to 16th in the Bundesliga standings.

The Hessian club last tasted victory in a match against Wolfsburg in late and chairman Heribert Bruchhagen confirmed the departure of Veh, but stated he did not come to the decision lightly.

"It was a very hard decision for us to take because Armin Veh has enjoyed our faith until recently," he told club's website.

"We nevertheless wanted to give the team an important shove with this change in coach, so that we will stay up. Eintracht Frankfurt thank Armin Veh for his work."

Veh only managed five wins in 25 Bundesliga games in charge. Assistant coach Reiner Geyer will take over the first-team on an interim basis, with the Frankfurt board set to make a prompt decision on Veh's replacement.