VfB Stuttgart still have two game days to avoid relegation. Reason enough for Pellegrino Matarazzo to adjust his management style again shortly before the end of the season.
To put it mildly, Pellegrino Matarazzo isn’t exactly known for being the hottest and loudest head coach when it comes to internal work. During the games, too, he is more of a silent observer than someone who loudly intervenes.
He now seems to be adapting this style again, two games before the end of the season. The reason is as logical as it is alarming: Stuttgart could move back into the 2nd Bundesliga.
With two games still open, the gap to secure 15th place is already four points. Down, on a direct relegation zone, there are only two points. In addition, the two games are anything but easy. First it’s against FC Bayern, then against 1. FC Köln.
The VfB professionals experienced a much more active coach due to this starting position. Did Matarazzo after the bankruptcy against Hertha BSC info Bild having chosen a very quiet day the following day without addressing the team, he was very active and committed in training on Tuesday.
There is talk of clear speeches, wild gestures and a “harder side”. The hope: through tension and some friction, the last reserves of strength in the team should be activated again. It is set on a rebellion against two teams that are significantly better this season in order to finally save themselves.
Otherwise, not only could the already dangerous relegation threaten, but in the worst case, but still possible, direct relegation.