After just one win in eight Bundesliga matches, Augsburg announced they had fired their coach Martin Schmidt.
The German side lost 2-0 to their regional rivals Bayern Munich on Sunday, taking their 2020 record to one win, one draw and six defeats in the German league.
The club has dropped from 10th to 14th in 18-team Bundesliga, and are just five points above the relegation zone.
“Base on this situation, we believe our top flight survival is under threat,” said the Augsburg sports director Stefan Reuter.
Martin Schmidt who joined Augsburg last April has coached Mainz and Wolfsburg.