Ninth in the Austrian Bundesliga, Wolfsberger AC has parted ways with coach Robin Dutt after a false start in 2023 and three defeats from the past four games. Since taking office in the summer of 2021, the 58-year-old has averaged 1.46 points in 65 games. After the 2-1 defeat against TSV Hartberg, the club has to go into the relegation round.
“I take full responsibility. I have to be judged based on the results. We simply don’t have any continuity of staff at the back, I couldn’t manage that,” Dutt said on Saturday evening on the TV station.sky‘ proclaimed. A day later, WAC President Dietmar Riegler explained the dismissal of the former Bochum, Freiburg and Bremen coach: “I would like to thank Robin Dutt for the nice and interesting time. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet such a great personality and I wish Robin the very best for his future.”
“The WAC has become very dear to me over the past 2 years. The relationship of trust with Dietmar Riegler, my coaching team and the staff was something very special. I wish the team, which I continue to believe in, all the best,” Dutt was quoted as saying in the club’s press release. Ex-Cologne Manfred Schmid and Franco Foda are already being traded as successors to the German at WAC. Along with Dutt, assistant coach Oliver Barth also had to vacate his post.
RZ Pellets WAC has released Robin Dutt from his duties as head coach.
Thank you Robin for your commitment – we wish you all the best for your future!
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— Wolfsberger AC (@WolfsbergerAC) March 5, 2023
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