Lehmann dropped over discipline breach

Veteran Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been dropped for Wednesday's DFB-Pokal clash with Lubeck after flouting the club's disciplinary code.

The former Germany international attended Munich's beer festival at the weekend immediately after his side's 2-0 Bundesliga defeat to Cologne and has accepted that he deserved to be punished.



Lehmann, who was at fault for one of Cologne's goals, said: "The visit was part of a charity event and it had been planned for a long time. However, it was not agreed with the club.



"Of course I accept the measures taken by the sporting management."



Bochum have axed coach Marcel Koller in the wake of their poor start to the season.



The weekend defeat to Mainz left the club only one place off the foot of the Bundesliga table and led to fan protests.



"We owe Marcel Koller a debt of gratitude," said Bochum's technical director Thomas Ernst in a statement on the club's website.



"Under him, we have been in the top flight for four seasons and we have not managed that since 1993. We wish him well for the future."



Assistant coaches Frank Heinemann and Dariusz Wosz have been placed in caretaker charge of the club.



Koller had been the Bundesliga's second longest-serving coach behind Thomas Schaaf having just begun his fifth season in charge.



General manager Uli Hoeness has revealed that Bayern Munich could be about to become the 'richest club in the world'.



The German giants are involved in investment talks with Bavarian car manufacturer Audi, while they are also currently renegotiating their lucrative sponsorship deal with Deutsche Telekom.



Any fresh investment will be channeled into purchasing the club's current Allianz Arena home.



"To have our own stadium without debts would obviously be a dream," said Hoeness. "Then we would be the richest club in the world.



"It is a great signal when a world-renowned company (Audi) has declared itself open to such a partnership, particularly in a time of economical crisis."



Werder Bremen have received some positive injury news following Daniel Jensen's eagerly-anticipated return to training.



The Denmark midfielder has been sidelined since April with an Achilles tendon injury, but could now be back in the first-team picture within two weeks.



"Daniel trained for the first time with the team after doing a lot of rehab work," revealed coach Thomas Schaaf.



"The last (fitness) test showed that there are still differences which are understandable. But he has to continue an extra programme. It is important that he makes all the movements, change speeds and works himself into the team game."

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