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Martin Schmidt quits as coach of struggling Wolfsburg

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) Martin Schmidt has quit as coach of relegation-troubled Wolfsburg with 11 rounds of the Bundesliga remaining.

The Volkswagen-backed club says it accepted Schmidt's resignation on Monday "after an intensive and contentious discussion" and it "expressly regrets" his decision.

Schmidt told managing director Tim Schumacher, sporting director Olaf Rebbe, and the supervisory board of his decision, said to allow Wolfsburg to "improve the actual sporting situation through a new impulse from the coaching bench and to take away the ever increasing pressure from the club and himself personally."

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