Borussia Dortmund have sacked Marco Rose following what the Bundesliga club called an "unsatisfactory" season.
"After a season that was unsatisfactory for various reasons, we were forced to conclude that we did not achieve the maximum possible in many areas," said Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke on Friday.
Dortmund came second behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, but never threatened a real title challenge, and disappointed with early exits in the Champions League, Europa League and German Cup.
Rose said he thought he was on the right path but acknowledged that others were not convinced.
"During our discussion, I developed the impression there was no longer a 100% conviction among all those responsible," Rose said. "We therefore ultimately decided together to end the cooperation."
Dortmund technical director Edin Terzic, who was coach on an interim basis before Rose took over, could return to his previous position. Terzic helped Dortmund win the German Cup last year before he made way for Rose's arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Australian Associated Press
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