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Against the TSG Hoffenheim led the 1 FC Cologne at halftime, went with a tie in injury time and lost in the end 1: 2 (1: 0) by a penalty in the eighth minute of stoppage time. Immediately after the match, the club announced the amicable termination of the contract with managing director Armin Veh. Coach Achim Beierlorzer learned about it only in an interview with "Dazn".
The decision was made "consensual" and "independent" of the outcome of the game, it said in the message. The Sporting Direction of the Table-17. The Bundesliga will initially take over the former head of the license area, Frank Aehlig.
By the end of October, Veh had announced that it would not renew its contract expiring on June 30, 2020. "Armin Veh has had the courage to take on his job at FC in a difficult situation, having achieved the goals he set by, among other things, rejoining the FC in 2019," said Cologne's President Werner Wolf, who emphasized that he was "one longer-term cooperation "with Veh. A "fair solution for all sides" had been found.
Veh said he would have liked to fulfill his contract with Cologne completely, but currently it is "consistent" to end the cooperation in the short term. He was "absolutely convinced" that relegation was still possible.