Bundesliga journalist: Former Liverpool star Hyypia fired as Leverkusen boss

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Sami Hyypia has reportedly been fired as boss of Bayer Leverkusen.

The 40-year-old former Liverpool and Finish international defender has reportedly been fired as Bayer Leverkusen boss.

Hyypia took over the managerial reigns at Leverkusen in 2012 on a temporary basis, but after initial success with the club he was given the job on a permanent basis.

The club had originally done well under his stewardship, finishing the 2012/13 season in third spot and being the only team to beat champions Bayern Munich.

Sami Hyypia’s resume was growing by the day, and heading into 2013 the former Reds icon had steered his side to second in the Bundesliga and into the last 16 of the Champions League.

With expectations rising, 2014, however, has been a fairly disastrous year.

As a result of just three wins in 12 and a humiliating Champions League thrashing at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, the Bayer Leverkusen board have reportedly decided to take action.

Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft has quoted a report from German paper Die Welt, Tweeting that Hyppia has been relieved of his duties.

Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to inject some much-needed confidence ahead of their final five Bundesliga matches and cling on to that final Champions League spot ahead of the chasing pack.

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