By DAN KARELL
Less than a month into the 2014/2015 Bundesliga season, Hamburg SV have decided to move in a new direction.
According to a report from the Associated Press, Hamburg have fired manager Mirko Slomka just three games into the season. Slomka’s dismissal comes on the heels of a 2-0 defeat last Sunday to Slomka’s former club, Hannover.
The news means that U.S. Men’s National Team winger Julian Green will have a new manager to impress and prove that he deserves a spot in the lineup just a couple of weeks after arriving. Green made his Hamburg and Bundesliga debut in the defeat to Hamburg, starting and playing in the first half before being substituted at halftime.
Slomka was hired by the club last February to save them from relegation, which he managed to do on away goals in the Bundesliga relegation playoffs against Greuther Fuerth. Hamburg fired two managers last season, Bert van Marwijk and Thorsten Fink, before Slomka was appointed.
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