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VfB Stuttgart: Michael Wimmer stays until the World Cup break

Interim coach Michael Wimmer will look after VfB Stuttgart at least until the World Cup break. Alfred Schreuder, coach of Ajax Amsterdam, had previously denied rumors of a possible move to the VfB Stuttgart bench.

“We will tackle the two remaining weeks together and then make a decision during the winter break with plenty of time,” said sporting director Sven Mislintat after the 0: 5 (0: 3) at Borussia Dortmund about the Swabians’ search for a coach sky-Microphone.

Mislintat emphasized that Wimmer’s decision was made independently of the most recent results (4-1 against VfL Bochum, 6-0 in the DFB Cup against Arminia Bielefeld). “We saw the work during the week. We will not decide again from week to week,” he said: “It’s about the way which trigger points have been pressed.”

Former assistant Wimmer took over responsibility at VfB after Pellegrino Matarazzo was fired. Most recently, the Dane Jess Thorup and the former Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder were traded as candidates for Matarazzo’s successor. Apparently, Wimmer can also hope. “Michi is one of three candidates,” said Mislintat.

VfB Stuttgart: Schreuder laughs away rumors

When asked about Stuttgart by a Dutch journalist, Schreuder had previously responded with a smile – and instead raved about his current employer.

“I also noticed that with Stuttgart. I should have been on a list there too. I’m with Ajax. It’s a fantastic club. I’m having a good time here,” said Schreuder, who only signed from Club Brugge before the season Ajax had switched to PK before the game at RKC Waalwijk.

1.5 million euros were worth the traditional club’s services, until 2024 the 49-year-old is tied. When asked whether those responsible from Stuttgart had contacted him, he said: “No.” Is there really no interest on his part? “Yes.”

The ex-Hoffenheim coach is considered to be the favorite for the Swabian coaching position alongside the Dane Jess Thorup (most recently FC Copenhagen, currently without a club). Noisy picture he was in Stuttgart for negotiations last weekend, made a good impression and would be willing to take on the job.

But there are also said to have been talks with Schreud in Amsterdam on Monday. A transfer fee would be due for this due to the current contract.


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