Coach Lichte leaves Mainz, as Heidel and Schmidt return

Mainz has parted ways with coach Jan-Moritz Lichte after less than three months. The second-to-bottom Bundesliga team let the 40-year-old go on Monday, with junior coach Jan Siewert taking over in an interim role. The club also announced that ex-manager Christian Heidel will return and former coach Martin Schmidt as sports director. Mainz exiting the German Cup last week to second division Bochum did little to boost Lichte’s hopes of keeping his job after he collected just six points in 11 league games. Over the past few weeks, Mainz lost against fellow strugglers Arminia Bielefeld and Cologne…

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