Hamburg sack coach Labbadia - German media

Berlin: Europa League semi-finalists Hamburg SV have summoned coach Bruno Labbadia to a board meeting later on Monday with German media reporting he has been sacked.

Hamburg, who visit Fulham for the second leg of their Europa tie on Thursday following a 0-0 draw in the first leg, would not confirm Labbadia had departed.

"This cannot be confirmed by us," a club official told Reuters. Assistant coach Ricardo Moniz took charge of training on Monday.

Hamburg were crushed 5-1 by Hoffenheim on Sunday, dropping to seventh in the Bundesliga after a poor second half of the season in which they have won only four of their 15 league games since the winter break.

Bureau Report