Stuttgart to remain with Michael Wimmer for game against Borussia Dortmund

Stuttgart interim head coach Michael Wimmer will remain in charge of the Bundesliga club for their game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, sporting director Sven Mislintat confirms to Sky Germany.

It’s a very pleasant topic for me,” said Mislintat. “First of all, it gives us time to find the best possible solution and one thing is clear: Even if someone else comes, Michi is part of the solution.”

Pellegrino Matarazzo was dismissed after Stuttgart’s winless start in the Bundesliga this season. Wimmer took charge on an interim basis until a successor is found. The 42-year-old guided VfB to a 4-1 win over Bochum, moving them out of the relegation zone before beating 2. Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld 6-0 in the DFB Pokal on Wednesday night.

Ajax’s Alfred Schreuder emerged as a candidate to succeed Matarazzo but the Dutchman is likely to remain at the Eredivisie club after receiving backing from Edwin van der Sar. Stuttgart are also in discussions with former Copenhagen coach Jess Thorup, who was dismissed following their poor start in the Danish Superliga.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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