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Vfb Stuttgart sack Tayfun Korkut

Stuttgart sack Tayfun Korkut

Turkish coach Tayfun Korkut has run out of time at Stuttgart and has been sacked.

VfB Stuttgart have pointed Turkish coach Tayfun Korkut to the exit door, as well as his assistants Ilija Aracic and Steven Cherundolo after Bundesliga side’s poor start in the German top flight.

After losing to struggling Hannover 3-1 on Saturday, the result left Stuttgart last in the league after 7 games. Former Germany defender Andreas Hinkel is set to take over on an interim basis.

Korkut took over in January when Stuttgart was struggling under previous coach Hannes Wolf. His appointment brought a quick turn-around as he led the team from 14th place to 7th and the club was optimistic the side could build on that momentum.

Sporting director Michael Reschke said, “The negative results triggered us to take this step. Tayfun Korkut took charge of the team in a very difficult situation last season and secured our top flight status early on, with an exceptional run. For that, we are extremely thankful to him and his assistant coaches.”

Kicker magazine reports former Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl is the favourite to take charge permanently, though Ralph Hasenhuettl and Markus Gisdol are also candidates

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