Henke takes temporary reins at Ingolstadt

Bundesliga strugglers Ingolstadt have appointed Michael Henke as head coach on a temporary basis while they seek a permanent solution.

Die Schanzer parted company with Markus Kauczinski on Sunday in the wake of the 2-0 defeat to Augsburg the previous day – their eighth loss of the new season.

Kauczinski had only been in the role for three months following his arrival at Audi Sportpark during the off-season, but the Bavarians decided to act after going winless in their opening 10 league matches.

Henke, who was part of Kauczinski’s backroom staff, has now been put in charge of first-team affairs until a suitable long-term candidate is found.

“We are working hard to find the right coach for us,” Ingolstadt managing director Harald Gartner told the club’s official website.

“Until then, we have found an optimal solution with Michael Henke, because he knows the team and the circumstances.”

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