Huub Stevens has returned as the new head coach of Stuttgart.
The 60-year-old takes up the position with immediate effect and replaces Armin Veh, who resigned following Sunday’s defeat at home to Augsburg.
That 1-0 home loss left the Swabians rooted to the foot of the table with just nine points from 12 matches.
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The Dutchman rescued Stuttgart from relegation last season, and has extensive Bundesliga experience. This will be his sixth job in the league.
Stevens coached Stuttgart for the last 10 matches of the season but then left, citing ”personal reasons.”
A statement on the club’s official website said: "Huub Stevens is the new head coach of VfB. The 60-year-old takes office with immediate effect and will lead the team training on Tuesday afternoon at 15.00."
Veh had returned to the club he led to the Bundesliga title in 2007 after leaving Frankfurt in the summer but took full responsibility for the poor start made by Stuttgart.