LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig and coach Ralph Hasenhuettl parted company Wednesday after failing to reach agreement on a new deal despite success with the team.
The Bundesliga club said it wanted Hasenhuettl to stay until his contract expired next year but “this did not meet the wishes of the 50-year-old Austrian.”
“He did not want to go into the upcoming season without an extension to his current contract,” Leipzig said. “Therefore, both parties mutually agreed to end the cooperation after two very successful years.”
Hasenhuettl, who took over the newly promoted side in 2016, led Leipzig to second place and the Champions League in its debut Bundesliga season. Faced with the added burden of European soccer in its second season, Leipzig still clinched sixth…