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Leverkusen give coach Hyypia the boot

Leverkusen give coach Hyypia the boot
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Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday sacked coach Sami Hyypia following a poor string of results that has left the club battling to stay in the European spots for next season.

The German club dismissed the 40-year-old former Liverpool defender a day after the club suffered a 2-1 defeat against Hamburg that took their recent record to just one win from the last nine league games.

The former Finland international took over at Leverkusen in 2012, but will now be replaced at the helm by the man who shared his coaching duties in his first season – Sascha Lewandowski, who, with five games remaining this term, takes over on an interim basis.