Bayern sack Van Gaal
Bayern Munich has sacked its coach Louis van Gaal with five more matches to go.
Van Gaal was meant to leave the German champions at the end of the season but after the draw at weekend against FC Nuremberg the coach will no longer be in control in the last five matches.
Bayern are currently in fourth place and the team needs to finish in third place or better to be able to enter the Champions League competition.
Bayern's best hope is to finish third as they trail Hannover in third place by just one point but they are nine points behind second placed Bayer Leverkusen.
Current Bayer Leverkusen coach Jupp Heynckes will replace Van Gaal next season but for now assistant Andries Jonker will take charge.
Here is some of the stats for Van Gaal's so far this season:
|Van Gaal's Bayern|
|Failed to score||6|
|Ave. goals scored||2.1|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.2|
|Biggest win||Bayern Munich 6 - 0 Hamburg|
|Biggest loss||Kaiser 2 - 0 Bayern Munich|
Dortmund 2 - 0 Bayern Munich
Schalke 04 2 - 0 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 1 - 3 Dortmund
Hannover 96 3 - 1 Bayern Munich
|Scored 3 or more||12|
|Conceded 3 or more||5|
|Scored 5 or more||3|
|Conceded 5 or more||0|
|Ave. goals scored||2.6|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.7|
|Ave. goals scored||1.6|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.7|