CS Sfaxien sack coach Reinhard Stumpf

The German coach was let go for what club officials termed a “communication problem”

Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side CS Sfaxien have fired coach Reinhard Stumpf due to the German’s apparent inability to communicate adequately with his underperforming players.

"A communication problem between the coach and the players has had a negative effect on team results as it is difficult to work with a coach who speaks German and English but does not have a good knowledge of French," club vice-chairman Moncef Sellami said according to Supersport.

The former Al-Hilal and Kaiserslautern manager proved ineffective after just four months in charge and paid the price for Sfaxien’s disappointing sixth place in the current league standings.

Possible replacements for Stumpf are Youssef Zouaoui, Kais Yaacoubi, and front-runner Chiheb Ellili. The latter has been connected to number of vacant coaching jobs recently but has contractual obligations as a consultant for the Tunisian Football Federations (FTF) that he’d have to sacrifice if he was to take reins at the “Arab Juventus.”