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'Proud' Stevens confirms Stuttgart departure

Published: Saturday 10 May 2014, 19.15CET
"I am very proud we achieved our goal," said Dutchman Huub Stevens after confirming that he will not remain as VfB Stuttgart coach for the 2014/15 season.
'Proud' Stevens confirms Stuttgart departure
Huub Stevens has steered struggling Stuttgart away from relegation ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 10 May 2014, 19.15CET

'Proud' Stevens confirms Stuttgart departure

"I am very proud we achieved our goal," said Dutchman Huub Stevens after confirming that he will not remain as VfB Stuttgart coach for the 2014/15 season.

Huub Stevens has confirmed that he will not remain as VfB Stuttgart coach for the 2014/15 season.

The Dutchman, who replaced Thomas Schneider at the helm of struggling Stuttgart two months ago, steered the club away from relegation but the 60-year-old plans to take a break from football and announced his decision following the 1-0 final-day defeat at champions FC Bayern München.

"I came here with the aim of keeping VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and our arrangement was only for ten matches. It was a very intense time and one of my most difficult tasks as a coach. I am very proud we achieved our goal," Stevens said.

Stevens, who left Greek club PAOK FC a few days before being appointed as Stuttgart coach, added: "My family and I decided to catch up on the break that I had originally planned after leaving PAOK. I want to recharge my batteries."

Last updated: 10/05/14 19.47CET

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