Eintracht Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf quits after 1 season
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf has stepped down, blaming the club’s board for making him leave after only one season in charge.
Schaaf says he cannot accept the “incredible and incomprehensible accusations and insinuations” about him and his work made by club officials, giving him no option but to leave. Schaaf had another season on his contract.
Eintracht finished the Bundesliga season in ninth place and played entertaining football. But Schaaf reportedly lost the support of most members of the board and the players because of a perceived lack of communication.
Board chairman Heribert Bruchhagen had been the only one to publicly back Schaaf and said he regretted that Schaaf was leaving.
Schaaf was the second Bundesliga coach to quit Tuesday, after Roberto di Matteo of Schalke.