Cologne parted company with director of sport Volker Finke today after a year in charge and just hours after their 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
"There have been several discussions between representatives of Cologne's shareholders and Volker Fink about selections on the field," said Cologne's chairman Werner Wolf. "Due to differences of opinion, both sides have agreed to separate with immediate effect."
Cologne's Norwegian coach Stale Solbakken led his team to their first win in five games against Hertha which left his team 13th in the league.
The club have said they will give detailed reasons for the decision on tomorrow morning, but there has been a lot of pressure on Finke as the club are struggling to keep the services of star forward Lukas Podolski.