BERLIN, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- RB Leipzig have parted company with head coach Jesse Marsch after the 2-1 loss to Union Berlin with immediate effect, the Red Bulls confirmed in an official statement on Sunday.
After Friday's third consecutive defeat in the Bundesliga, Leipzig slumped to 11th spot and sit four points away from continental qualification places.
"The dismissal of Jesse Marsch wasn't easy for us, because I really appreciate Jesse as a person and a trainer. It is a shame that it didn't work out as hoped. Parting ways has become necessary because the desired development and thus the necessary results for our season goals weren't there," RB Leipzig chairman Oliver Mintzlaff said.
Marsch took over at Leipzig in the summer after joining from RB Salzburg. The 48-year-old coach took charge for 21 games and secured eight wins, four draws and nine defeats.
"I am very grateful to have had this chance. Until the very end, I had the hope that after a troubled start to the season we would find more stability to turn things around. Unfortunately, that didn't happen," Marsch said.
For now, Marsch's assistant Achim Beierlorzer will take the helm until a full-time successor is appointed.
On Tuesday, RB Leipzig host Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League before the Red Bulls face Borussia Monchengladbach in the league on Saturday.