Wolfsburg sack coach Hecking after disappointing start

VfL Wolfsburg parted ways with coach Dieter Hecking on Monday after their disappointing start to the Bundesliga season, according to media reports in Germany.

Hecking, who took over in late 2012 and led Wolfsburg to second place and victory in the German Cup in 2015, has seen his team glean just six points this season despite making significant new signings, like Germany striker Mario Gomez.

The 2009 German champions won only the first of their seven games and have lost three of their last four. Hecking had trained with the team earlier on Monday.

Under-23 coach Valerien Ismael is to take over on an interim basis until a replacement is appointed, reports said.

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