International Soccer - Germany

Verbeek out at Nurnberg

Nurnberg, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Nurnberg announced on Wednesday that the club has parted ways with manager Gertjan Verbeek with three games remaining in the Bundesliga season.

Verbeek took charge of Nurnberg in October, and after the club won four of its first five games to start 2014, things appeared to be headed in the right direction.

However, Nurnberg has lost eight of its last nine matches to fall into 17th place with three games to play as the team sits five points from safety.

Roger Prinzen has been appointed caretaker manager for the rest of the campaign and he will be charged with helping the club remain in the top flight.

Prinzen's first match in charge comes this weekend at Mainz before the team hosts Hannover on May 3.

The final game of the campaign is at third-place Schalke, and although Nurnberg is unlikely to escape the bottom three, the club could still finish in 16th place and claim a spot in the relegation playoff to avoid the drop.

Hamburg currently occupies 16th place but is just one point clear of Nurnberg.

04/23 11:32:56 ET