German Ambassador congratulates Robin Dutt, new sporting director of German Football Association
Starting 1 August 2012, Robin Dutt joins the German Football Association (DFB) as their newly appointed sporting director. German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner called the Indian-origin sportsperson to personally congratulate him.
Ambassador Steiner wished him all success in this very responsible and demanding job and invited him to India at an opportune time. Dutt thanked the Ambassador for his good wishes and assured him that sports activities in India are being very closely followed in Germany. He added that India especially as a football destination offers great potential. Robin Dutt accepted the Ambassador’s invitation and said he is looking forward to coming to India.
Enlarge image Robin Dutt at a training session in 2011 with German football team Bayer Leverkusen (© dpa) Dutt, former coach of Bundesliga clubs Bayer Leverkusen and SC Freiburg, succeeds Matthias Sammer, who had left the DFB in early July as the new football director of FC Bayern Munich. Dutt was born and brought up in Germany as the son of a German mother and Indian father from Kolkata. His father moved to Germany in the late 1950s.
The DFB agreed with the 47-year old Dutt on a four-year contract. In his new job, Dutt is in charge of the entire talent development of the DFB as well as the continued development of the DFB coaching courses.
In 2005, Dutt made his coaching license at the Hennes-Weisweiler Academy in Cologne, finishing ahead of the class. Following the 2007/2008 season, Dutt transferred from Stuttgarter Kickers to SC Freiburg, which he then coached into the Bundesliga. He was highly involved in the talent development in Freiburg. He then moved on to coach Bayer Leverkusen until April 2011.