Robin Dutt: VfL Bochum separates from his coach
Second division VfL Bochum has parted ways with coach Robin Dutt. This was announced by the club. Bochum is behind expectations after four games and two points. Although his team on Saturday after a 0: 3 deficit against Wehen Wiesbaden still a 3: 3 fought, Dutt had then questioned himself and announced a conversation with sports director Sebastian Schindzielorz.
"If my team behave as in the first half, sometimes really bad plays, then we have made false estimates.The club can not go with a counted coach in the coming weeks," the 54-year-old had said after the game. And on Sunday, when he asked Sky, he asked if the club officials needed to think about his future: "At least now they should do it, if I already do it."
When the goalkeeper changes the tactics of the coach
The VfL spoke now of a "completely surprising" approach of the coach, who had always had the trust until then. However, goalkeeper Manuel Riemann had revealed internal problems and undermined the coach's authority, claiming after 3: 3 that he and captain Anthony Losilla had spent the tactics of catching up in the second half during the half-time break. In addition, Riemann told of unsanctioned misconduct of some players.
The VfL therefore called for clarifying discussions. "Not only between coach and management, also with the club management", as the club announced. Dutt had been "but not available" for a meeting with the Bureau on Monday. Obviously, the decision followed immediately to separate from Dutt.
"In the overall context, the VfL comes to the conclusion that the team would not follow the coach after the events of the weekend and his public statement no longer unreservedly," it said in the message of the club.
Dutt had been with the Bochumers since 12 February 2018. Previously, he had coached among others the SC Freiburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen. In addition, he had been sports director in the German Football Association (DFB) and sports director at VfB Stuttgart.