VFB Stuttgart coach Armin Veh has stepped down as coach of the German Bundesliga outfit.
Veh’s resignation announcement comes one day after the former champions were beaten 1-0 by Augsburg at home, a result which left the club bottom of the league standings.
“It was a difficult step to take because the club and team are close to my heart but I was convinced it was the right one,” Veh said in a club statement.
“The team is better than the position in the table but nine points from 12 games are too few.”
The 53-year-old left Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of last season to return to the club which he helped clinch the Bundesliga title in 2007.
The home defeat by Augsburg completes a run of three straight losses without scoring a goal under Veh.