Robin Dutt, Indian-origin manager of the German football Bundesliga first division club VfB Stuttgart, has been sacked following the team’s relegation from the premier league for the first time in over 40 years.
The 51-year-old Dutt is the third top official of VfB Stuttgart to lose their job after the club’s demotion to the second division was sealed with a 1-3 defeat by VfL Wolfsburg last Saturday.
The club’s chief coach Juergen Kramny was removed from his post with immediate effect on Sunday and its president Bernd Wahler laid down his office on the same day.
Dutt and the supervisory board of VfB Stuttgart have agreed after intensive discussions that that he will “leave the club to enable it a new beginning”, supervisory board chairman Martin Schaefer said in a statement on Tuesday.
Dutt took over his responsibilities at a very difficult time and he worked with great passion. The board announced the appointment of coach Jos Luhukay as the new chief coach of the club.