• Luhukay signs two-year deal to become head coach of relegated Stuttgart.
  • Dutchman's first job since being released by Hertha in February 2015.
  • VfB part ways with sporting director Robin Dutt.

Relegated Bundesliga outfit VfB Stuttgart have named Jos Luhukay as their new head coach.

The 52-year-old Dutchman, who has previously coached 1. FC Köln, SC Paderborn 07, Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Augsburg and Hertha Berlin, takes over from Jürgen Kramny on a two-year deal.

"Joe Luhukay is a very experienced coach, who has proved his range of qualities in his previous roles," said Stutgart's director of marketing and sales, Jochen Röttgermann. "He's got a wide understanding of German football and has already gained promotion to the Bundesliga with three clubs as a coach. He's in a very good position to assess the challenges facing us in the coming weeks and months and made it clear that he really wanted to work for VfB."

Robin Dutt, meanwhile, has been relieved of his duties as sporting director with immediate effect. The news follows Stuttgart's relegation to Bundesliga 2, which brought an end to their 38-year stay in Germany’s top flight.