A 3-1 defeat for Würzburg confirms what has seemed inevitable for some time.
The notion that Thioune was brought in for the long-term was wrong at a club where the word ‘patience’ is unknown.
With a glut of league games to come, Kiel need to move on from the defeat in Dortmund quickly.
The Turk has overtaken Simon Terrode as this season’s top scorer – unthinkable a few months ago.
A late push for promotion might be doomed to failure but this season was always going to be a transitional one.
Sebastian Ernst’s confirmed departure from Fürth would make their promotion bittersweet for him.
The dramatic defeat to Bochum will do little to strengthening the manager’s case.
Suleiman Abdullahi and Martin Kobylanski star in a thumping over Osnabrück
The win on Saturday over Aue moves them closer to contention – could they?
Spoiler – it’s not death, taxes or Bayern wining the Bundesliga…