Dutch coach Stevens leaving Stuttgart

Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens, left, is hugged by sports manager Robin Dutt, after the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Paderborn and VfB Stuttgart in Paderborn, western Germany, Saturday May 23, 2015. Paderborn and Freiburg were relegated from the Bundesliga on the last day of the season Saturday, while Hamburg clinched the relegation playoff spot. Stuttgart remains in the first division. ( Friso Gentsch/dpa, via AP)

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Dutch coach Huub Stevens is leaving Stuttgart after returning to save the club from Bundesliga relegation for the second time in as many years.

The 61-year-old Stevens was expected to step down after avoiding the drop and Stuttgart says his contract will not be renewed.

Stevens took over for his second stint in charge following the resignation of Armin Veh in November and clinched survival on the final day of the season Saturday with a 2-1 win at Paderborn, which was relegated.


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