BERLIN Bayer Leverkusen will not extend coach Tayfun Korkut's contract at the end of the season, the German club said on Saturday after their 2-2 draw against Cologne on Saturday made sure they would stay up.
Korkut took over in March from Roger Schmidt but instead of leading them up the table and onto a European spot, the former Turkey international saw them sink deeper down into relegation trouble.
Leverkusen had to dig deep to come back from a two-goal deficit against Cologne and earn the crucial point that will keep them in the Bundesliga with a game left in the season.
"We are thankful to Tayfun Korkut for having taken over at a difficult time," said club CEO Michael Schade. "But football is a result sport and unfortunately the results were not right."
Leverkusen are on 12th spot, three points above the relegation playoff spot.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Pritha Sarkar)