Hamburg will play the rest of the season without Bruno Labbadia on the sidelines.
On the eve of the big Europa return leg against Fulham, the club parted company with Labbadia after being routed by Hoffenheim in a 5-1 loss. Ricardo Moniz, the technical trainer at Hamburg takes over as caretaker coach. The Dutchman saw three years at Spurs before joining Hamburg in June 2008.
It has been a torrid year for Bundesliga coaches. Labbadia is the ninth coach to lose his job. Preceding him:
Markus Babbel (VfB Stuttgart), Michael Oenning (FC Nurnberg), Armin Veh (Wolfsburg), Lucien Favre (Hertha Berlin), Marcel Koller (VfL Bochum), Dieter Hecking (Hannover 96), Andreas Bergmann (Hannover 96), Jörn Andersen (Mainz 05).