Stuttgart Nachrichten reports that the future of Bruno Labbadia is not in doubt despite the poor run of results and VfB Stuttgart currently sitting last in the Bundesliga.
Speaking to the newspaper, Stuttgart sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth said: “The question about the coach is not up for debate. I understand the whistles of the fans – after such a game they are not wrong.” On Saturday, Stuttgart lost 1-0 to Wolfsburg at home and due to the results elsewhere it saw them drop to 18th in the Bundesliga. Wohlgemuth was also critical of the performance: “Recently, the performances were often in order and only the results were not good. Both were questionable today. The view of the table is not nice, but tomorrow it will continue with hard work.”
Since taking over before the new year, Labbadia has collected six points from 10 games and has seen very little improvement in the team before the break. Labbadia’s predecessor Michael Wimmer collected nine points from six games and was able to beat the teams around them in Bochum, Augsburg and Hertha Berlin. While under Labbadia, Stuttgart lost to Schalke and drew with Hoffenheim.
Labbadia will have the international break to try and fix Stuttgart’s problems before they face an important run of results against Union Berlin, Bochum, Borussia Dortmund, Augsburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Hertha Berlin.
If Stuttgart fails to win in these important games, automatic relegation will become increasingly likely.
GGFN | Jack Meenan