Zsolt Low: Coach linked with vacant Stuttgart job


Zsolt Low: Coach linked with vacant Stuttgart job


Zsolt Low linked to vacant managerial job at Stuttgart, to replace sacked Pellegrino Matarazzo

Zsolt Low, assistant to former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is a top candidate to replace sacked Pellegrino Matarazzo at Stuttgart.

Matarazzo was sacked by Stuttgart yesterday after he started the new season poorly without any win from nine matches, losing four matches with five draws.

Low has been assistant coach at Salzburg, Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain and recently at Chelsea.

The Hungarian was assistant to Ralf Rangnick at Leipzig and then to Ralph Hasenhuttl who replaced Rangnick after Leipzig was promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016.

He joined Thomas Tuchel when he was coach at Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 and followed him to Chelsea when he was appointed in January 2021.

Zsolt Low notably took charge of Chelsea in their 1-0 win over Al Hilal at the Club World Cup in February this year when his boss Thomas Tuchel was diagnosed with COVID-19.

His former boss at Leipzig and the current Southampton coach Hasenhuttl praised him as a “fantastic coach” and “person”.

“In the second year, before the end of the season, I knew he was going to leave in the 2018 summer to follow Thomas to Paris Saint-Germain. He wanted to work under a new manager whose football was a little bit more possession-orientated, to learn new things.”

“We had, in Leipzig at that moment, quite a one-dimensional way of playing football. Or, rather, the guidelines we followed were very one-dimensional. Thomas knew him from Mainz and had seen how his football coaching had developed,” Hasenhuttl added.

The former Hoffenheim and Mainz defender was previously linked to the top job at Die Schwaben in 2019 after Tim Walter was sacked.