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Heiko Vogel resigns as coach of Bayern Munich II

Vogel was already due to leave at the end of the season

PFC CSKA Moscow v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Youth League Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Heiko Vogel stepped down as the coach of Bayern Munich's reserve team on Monday, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday. He was to bid farewell to the reserve squad on Tuesday.

"I want to thank Bayern for the good year-long work together and the fans for their support," Vogel said as part of the statement. "But I think that this step, after the youth sporting development, is the best for all sides. The results in the Regionalliga Bayern have deviated from those in the first half of the season. I hope in terms of the club that the young players can now clear their heads and can once again show their capabilities.

Vogel, 41, has coached in Bayern's youth ranks for 13 years - from 1998 to 2007 and from 2013 to 2017 - including two years with Bayern II. The reserve team are currently fourth place on 39 points through 25 games and have one point in their last five games.

Danny Schwartz, who has coached at the U16 level this season, will take over the team until the end of the season, coaching alongside assistant coach and former reserve player Stefan Buck. U17 coach Tim Walter was already set to take over the reserves at the end of the season.