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Former VfL Bochum coach Robin Dutt waives salary payment in Corona pandemic

Robin Dutt press conference at VfL Bochum.
Robin Dutt press conference at VfL Bochum.

Former VfL Bochum coach of Indian origin Robin Dutt has come up with a noble gesture as he has asked his former employers to waive pending salary payments in times of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

“We got a positive signal from him,” said the Chairman of the VfL Bochum supervisory board, Hans-Peter Villis, to the “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” newspaper on Saturday, April 11. “He contacted (sports director) Sebastian Schindzielorz and offered a partial waiver.” One was surprised and pleased about the accommodating attitude of the former DFB sports director.

Robin Dutt, a former head coach of Stuttgarter Kickers, SC Freiburg, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Werder Bremen, is currently without a job in football and he left Bochum under controversial circumstances last August after a 3-3 draw against SV Wehen Wiesbaden following a 0-3 result at half-time.

VfL Bochum managing director Ilja Kaenzig had told the WAZ newspaper a week earlier that the Ruhr valley club was debt-free, but there were no reserves to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.