Luhukay appointed Stuttgart boss

VfB Stuttgart have acted swiftly following their relegation from the Bundesliga, naming Jos Luhukay as their new head coach.

The Reds’ relegation brings to the end a 38-year stay in Germany’s top flight, and it has cost manager Jürgen Kramny and sporting director Robin Dutt their jobs.

Luhukay, whose last post was that of manager of Hertha Berlin, has signed with the club on a two-year deal.

“Joe Luhukay is a very experienced coach, who has proved his range of qualities in his previous roles,” said Stutgart’s director of marketing and sales, Jochen Röttgermann.

“He’s got a wide understanding of German football and has already gained promotion to the Bundesliga with three clubs as a coach. He’s in a very good position to assess the challenges facing us in the coming weeks and months and made it clear that he really wanted to work for VfB.”

In addition to Hertha Berlin, the 52-year-old Luhukay has also held the reins at 1. FC Köln, SC Paderborn 07, Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Augsburg.