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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Stuttgart has fired Thomas Schneider and appointed former Schalke coach Huub Stevens in his place.
The Bundesliga club says on its website that the 41-year-old Schneider, who replaced the sacked Bruno Labbadia last August, was being released "with immediate effect" along with assistant coaches Alfons Higl and Tomislav Maric.
Saturday's 2-2 draw at home with bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig was not enough to save Schneider after a run of eight successive Bundesliga defeats. Dutchman Stevens, 60, will take over Monday.