Bundesliga club Hoffenheim fires coach Babbel

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 3, 2012 at 7:56 am •  Published: December 3, 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German media say Hoffenheim has fired coach Markus Babbel after four straight defeats.

Babbel's expected dismissal on Monday came one day after a 4-1 home loss to Werder Bremen.

Kicker says Babbel will be provisionally replaced by under-23 coach Frank Kramer.

Babbel was in charge less than 10 months. Hoffenheim has only 12 points from 15 matches and is third form last.