Bremen - The German FA (DFB) has released Robin Dutt from his duties as director of sport, freeing him up to take over as the new head coach at SV Werder Bremen.

At its executive board meeting on Monday, the DFB agreed to terminate Dutt's contract, which ran until 2016. The 48-year-old strategist will now sign up for the Green-Whites on a three-year deal, through to 30 June 2016.

"A very exciting challenge"


"In Robin Dutt, we've landed our candidate of choice for the position of head coach and we are confident that we can shape our new start and move forward together. We'd like to thank the DFB executive for clearing the way for this to happen," Bremen sporting director Thomas Eichin said.

For his part, Dutt commented, "I'm also particularly grateful to the DFB, both for its generous accommodation of my request and for the appreciation I've been party to from the management and my colleagues. I'm delighted at the prospect of getting back to coaching. Werder Bremen are a great club and this a very exciting challenge, which I'm looking forward to tremendously."

Dutt, who will be officially unveiled at Bremen's Weserstadion on Tuesday morning, coached Bayer Leverkusen for most of the 2011/12 season before taking up his post at the DFB. Prior to that he spent four years at SC Freiburg, successfully guiding the club back into the Bundesliga and consolidating its position there.