Vodafone has confirmed it will cut 2,000 jobs in Germany, as part of plans to save €400 million ($433m).

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The move is part of Vodafone's overall plan to slash 11,000 jobs worldwide, which it announced last May.

"Personnel costs will be reduced through savings and the relocation of around 2,000 jobs - also because manual tasks will be performed by increased automation in future," said Vodafone in a statement.

The telco noted that a large portion of the savings will come from switching off and updating outdated IT structures.

Earlier this month, the company revealed its German boss, Philippe Rogge, will be replaced by Vodafone UK's Ahmed Essam in the new role of executive chairman Germany and chief executive of European markets.

Vodafone has looked to trim its European operations as part of CEO Margherita Della Valle's revamp strategy across the continent.

This has seen the operator agree to sell its Spanish arm to UK investment firm Zegona for $5.3 billion and, more recently, its Italian business to Swisscom for $8.7bn.