Coach of Indian origin Robin Dutt has been making positive news with his Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. The club from the southwest of Germany are currently eighth in the league table with 37 points, are unlikely to have anything to do with the relegation battle and Dutt has developed one of the league's top strikers in Papiss Demba Cissé.
These facts have brought the clubs coach in the focus on bigger Bundesliga sides who are looking at possible replacements in the summer. While Robin Dutt has denied in a press conference that he is set to leave in the summer, he has also said that it would be better for a club if their coach leaves for a transfer fee rather then a pay off. And if possible he would like to see himself leave cash strapped Freiburg for a fee, if in the summer he left open.
Robin Dutt is currently being linked with two Bundesliga jobs, those at Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04. While Bayer 04's seasoned coach Jupp Heynckes could either retire or return to FC Bayern Munich, the future of Schalke coach Felix Magath also looks bleak. And both clubs are looking at the option of appointing Dutt as their new coach.
It has been written by German tabloid Bild that Dutt even has a pre-contract in place with Bayer 04 Leverkusen and an exit clause with Freiburg, but he continues to deny that. Dutt had earlier been linked to the coaching jobs with Hannover 96, Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart. One will have to see if he remains Freiburg coach or moves on in the summer.