Kaiserslautern chief sacks coach, then resigns

November 19, 2005

FRANKFURT, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Kaiserslautern president Rene C. Jaeggi sacked coach Michael Henke before resigning from his own position after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at home to Nuremberg sent the club to the bottom of the Bundesliga table.

Henke, a former assistant to Ottmar Hitzfeld, was in his first spell in charge of a Bundesliga club.

Saturday's defeat by Nuremberg, who were in last place at the start of play, left Kaiserslautern with just nine points from 13 games.

Henke is the fourth Bundesliga coach to lose his job this season following Klaus Augenthaler (Bayer Leverkusen), Wolfgang Wolf (Nuremberg) and Ewald Lienen (Hanover 96).

The Swiss Jaeggi, former president of Basel, has been in charge of Kaiserslautern since September 2002.