In view of the ongoing decline of VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga, coach Bruno Labbadia is coming under more and more pressure. Doubts within the team about the 57-year-old should grow.
Is VfB Stuttgart threatened with the third change of coach this season? The fact is that the Swabians have slipped even deeper into the table cellar under the direction of Bruno Labbadia than under his predecessors Pellegrino Matarazzo and Michael Wimmer.
In ten league games of the Labbadia era, VfB only managed one win, the 3-0 win against 1. FC Köln, which was also extremely weak, in mid-February. Since the competitors in the relegation battle sometimes score more and sometimes less consistently, the Stuttgart team is now even at the bottom of the table.
Labbadia’s replacement is “not up for debate,” said VfB sports director Fabian Wohlgemuth after the 0-1 defeat against VfL Wolfsburg at the weekend. Internally, doubts about the experienced head coach should grow.
According to “Sky”, larger and larger parts of the professionals at VfB Stuttgart are “dissatisfied” with Labbadia. The trust in the trainer is dwindling, it is said.
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Accordingly, Labbadia’s stubborn adherence to the 4-3-3 system, combined with defensive weaknesses, a worrying offensive lull and the lack of a clear game idea, should be a central point of criticism within the team.
Shifting potential top performers to unfamiliar positions should also not appeal to the stars.
Most recently, Labbadia used the regular central defender Waldemar Anton on right-back. However, the move brought just as little profit as the transfer of winger Silas to the central storm.
Despite the public assurances of those responsible, Labbadia should only save his job at VfB Stuttgart.
It seems more than questionable whether the controversial coach will be able to turn the game around on the next matchday. Then VfB will make a guest appearance at third-placed Union Berlin.