Aalen - Ralph Hasenhüttl has tendered his resignation as head coach of VfR Aalen.

Hasenhüttl asked club president Berndt-Ulrich Scholz to be released from his contract, which was valid through to 2014, on Saturday afternoon (June 1).

The 45-year-old former Austrian international striker took up the reins at Aalen in 2011 and guided them straight up to Bundesliga 2, where they finished the season just ended in ninth place.