After Pellegrino Matarazzo was given leave of absence at the beginning of the week, VfB Stuttgart are looking for a successor. Numerous names have already haunted the media, and supposed candidates such as Domenico Tedesco or Zsolt Löw have apparently already withdrawn themselves from the race. Speculations about Dino Toppmöller became loud on Thursday.
The Bild newspaper had reported that the Swabians were dealing with the 41-year-old. He is the son of ex-coach Klaus Toppmöller (including the 2002 Champions League final with Bayer Leverkusen), was a second-division professional himself and currently works as Julian Nagelsmann’s assistant at FC Bayern. In this capacity, Toppmöller came into the public eye about a year ago when his head coach was out due to a Covid disease and the former striker had his hat on for a total of four games on the sidelines of FC Bayern.
Probably no farewell planned
Even though the historic debacle in the DFB Cup at Borussia Mönchengladbach took place during this period (0:5 from a Munich perspective), Toppmöller left a lasting impression. fussball.news already referred to him as a potential head coach in the Bundesliga. Now there might be a suitable opportunity in Stuttgart. However, according to a report by TV broadcaster Sky , Toppmöller does not want to see them. Accordingly, there have recently been several inquiries from other clubs, but Toppmöller wants to stay with Bayern and Nagelsmann.
“Currently not an issue”
A move to VfB is “therefore currently not an issue,” the broadcaster says. In addition, there have been no talks between the club managers of the two clubs so far. In Stuttgart it is becoming more and more likely that interim coach Michael Wimmer will lead the team into a basement duel with VfL Bochum. According to reports, a new boss will take over in the coming week. Apparently he will not be called Toppmöller, but possibly Sebastian Hoeneß. Many media are currently considering the former coach of TSG Hoffenheim to be particularly promising.