Robin Dutt has not been a WAC coach since Sunday, with ex-Austria coach Manfred Schmid the Lavanttalers have already presented a successor (What Schmid said when he took office >>>).
In an interview with the “foosball” Robin Dutt now comments on his dismissal.
Accordingly, Dutt does not seem to blame the club for the separation. The WAC had the feeling that a new impetus was needed for the team – but the long-term perspective was also decisive in this regard. Dutt’s contract was only valid until the end of May anyway. “That’s why a new impetus is quite legitimate at this point in time,” says Dutt.
In any case, the 58-year-old says that he was not surprised by the separation, since they had always agreed.
Dutt and Riegler wanted to stand out
He says about the cooperation with President Dietmar Riegler: “We agreed that we would stand by each other 100 percent until the last day. Externally, not everyone always had to know how we think about certain things, but internally it was for both of us always important.” They wanted to stand out from the mechanisms customary in the industry so that the other person would not be alienated.
The fact that Riegler is said to have met with Dutt’s successor before the 2-1 defeat in Hartberg doesn’t bother him either: “It’s part of professionalism that we can talk and a club has to be prepared.”
Dutt sees the sporting time in Wolfsberg in two minds. While they were fourth in the first year and thus “achieved all goals”, it was clear that there would be a change in the second year.
“We showed two faces: one offensive and one defensive,” said Dutt about the time afterwards. While there was consistency up front, there was little stability at the back due to injuries. “That’s why the processes didn’t fit. And if the results aren’t right, the head comes into play as well.”
Dutt says he is still convinced of the potential of the players. And even if it’s a shame that the time in Wolfsberg is over (Dutt: “I’ve grown very fond of the team and the club”) – there were also good reasons to end the cooperation in the summer anyway. “Therefore, the club didn’t pick a bad time to part ways.”
However, his expectations, including those of Austrian football, were more than fulfilled during his time in Wolfsberg: “It was one of the most beautiful stations of my career.”
Dutt could therefore also imagine working in Austria in the future.
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