Hoffenheim fires coach Schreuder with 18 days left of season

SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — German club Hoffenheim has fired coach Alfred Schreuder with only 18 days remaining of the season. Hoffenheim executive director Frank Briel says the decision was taken “with a view to the current sporting situation.” The club says there were disagreements over future development plans. Hoffenheim is seventh in the Bundesliga with four games remaining. The team has taken eight points from five games under Schreuder against mostly relegation-threatened opponents since the Bundesliga restarted on May 16 in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hoffenheim says it will have a team of five coaches overseeing the first team for its remaining four matches.