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Guendouzi's future plunged into doubt after managerial sacking and half-time row


Matteo Guendouzi’s future at Hertha Berlin has been thrown into doubt after manager Bruno Labbadia was sacked.

The midfielder was also seen arguing with a teammate as they were thrashed by Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

It has been a torrid time for the Berlin outfit in recent weeks, with a 4-1 mauling from Werder Bremen proving the final straw on Saturday.

Labbadia was axed shortly after with Hertha 14th in the table, two points above the relegation zone.

With just one win in eight, the German team were plummeting towards the bottom of the league.

Hertha chairman Carsten Schmidt said: “Week in, week out, Bruno and his coaching staff have invested a lot of hard work into the team’s development and we would like to thank him greatly for that.



Matteo Guendouzi’s future at Hertha Berlin is under threat

“Ultimately, however, the return of 17 points from 18 games leaves us in a very precarious situation.

“After much deliberation, we feel that a change of head coach can give the team fresh impetus. We will clarify his successor as head coach in the coming days.”

But the situation is now a sticky one for Guendouzi, who was signed from Arsenal on loan during the last transfer window.

After falling out of favour under Mikel Arteta, the Frenchman was allowed to leave to garner first-team football.

One of the main problems at the Emirates was his petulance and his last game for the Gunners saw an unsavoury incident against Brighton.

And matters continue to hamper him in Berlin after he was seen arguing with teammate Matheus Cunha at half-time as Hertha were beaten 3-0 by Hoffenheim on Tuesday.



Guendouzi has made 13 appearances for Hertha

What it means for the former Lorient star remains to be seen after making 13 appearances for the club.

At Arsenal, his future looks unclear with Arteta happy with Thomas Partey, Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka.

A permanent move away in the summer seems the most likely option, but finding a buyer might be tough in the current market.





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