Football: Stuttgart keep Schneider despite record losing run

Bundesliga strugglers Stuttgart confirmed on Tuesday that coach Thomas Schneider will remain in charge for at least one more match despite a club record run of eight consecutive league defeats.

"The board has decided to continue working with Thomas Schneider and the advisory board are 100 percent behind this decision," said VfB president Bernd Wahler in a statement.

Schneider, who only took charge of Stuttgart last August after predecessor Bruno Labbadia was fired, will be on the bench for Saturday's home game against bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig.

German media had reported on Tuesday that he was set to be fired in the wake of Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt which extended the club's record for consecutive defeats to eight matches.

According to SID, an AFP subsidiary, Stuttgart's director of sport Fredi Bobic and Wahler had fought to keep Schneider in a board meeting on Monday.

Stuttgart are 15th in the league table, outside the relegation places only on goal difference.

Schneider's position would be untenable if they suffer a ninth successive defeat against Braunschweig, who are three points behind the Swabians at the foot of the table.