Augsburg boss Heiko Herrlich will miss his side’s clash with Wolfsburg on Saturday after breaking lockdown restrictions to buy toothpaste.
The Bundesliga returns this weekend – with live commentary of Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund on talkSPORT – and strict rules have been in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Herrlich owned up to his mistake in a statement
As well as comprehensive testing, teams are also required to remain in quarantine at all times.
Herrlich left the club hotel to go to a supermarket and buy toothpaste, breaching the regulations laid out by German Football League and Bundesliga bosses.
The 48-year-old had earlier said: “I have no toothpaste and then I went to a supermarket.”
And in a statement, Herrlich added: “I made a mistake by leaving the hotel.
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“Even though I have followed all hygiene measures both when leaving the hotel and otherwise, I cannot undo this.
“In this situation, I was not able to act as a role model for my team and the public.
“I will therefore be consistent and stand by my mistake.
“Because of this misconduct, I will not be leading the training [on Friday] and will not be in charge of the team against Wolfsburg on Saturday.”
Having been appointed in March, this was set to be his first match in charge.
Herrlich will only be able to return after two negative tests for COVID-19.
Borussia Moenchengladbach have put cardboard fans in their stadium to make up for having no real supporters in attendance
His side are currently just five points above the relegation zone in 14th ahead of their return to action.
Borussia Monchengladbach, meanwhile, have come up with a unique way to support their players in an empty stadium with cardboard cutouts of fans.
The Stay At Home, Be In The Stands campaign has encouraged to buy cardboard cutouts of themselves for £16.50, which are being installed at the clubs stadium ahead of their next home match on May 23.
It is understood there will be more than 8,000 cardboard fans in the ground and profits from the cutouts will go towards local causes.