Mainz sack manager after two Bundesliga matches following players strike

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Mainz have sacked coach Achim Beierlorzer after a turbulent week which included a players' strike and a 4-1 defeat to VfB Stuttgart.
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Bundesliga club Mainz have sacked coach Achim Beierlorzer after a turbulent week which included a players' strike and a 4-1 defeat to newly promoted VfB Stuttgart.

Mainz players went on strike on Wednesday after forward Adam Szalai was demoted to the reserve team and told to look for a new club. Although the squad returned to training the following day, Mainz were not able to recover in time for the next match.

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