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By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Wohlgemuth comments on Labbadia dismissal rumors: "We will not stand idly by."

VfB Stuttgart sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth's post-match comments suggested that rumors of head-coach Bruno Labbadia's imminent dismissal may be true. 

Germany's preeminent footballing publication is now confirming a report surfacing earlier in "Sport Bild" that Markus Gisdol may be lined up as Labbadia's replacement. 
After explicitly backing his head-coach following the Stuttgart's last defeat prior to the international break, VfB sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth struck a different tone during his post-match interview on Saturday afternoon. The Swabians must make a decision promptly ahead of a midweek quarterfinal domestic up tie against 1. FC Nürnberg. There's also a crucial match against relegation rivals VfL Bochum in eight days' time

"Today we will first get the emotions and the frustration out of our heads," Wohlgemuth told Sky Germany "But we shall not stand idly by and watch the collapse. We will discuss solutions and find solutions."

Wohlgemuth declined to comment specifically on the rumors that Markus Gisdol was in line to replace Labbadia, glibly stating "we only go public with facts." Labbadia himself did his level best to remain stoic and on topic.

"As for myself personally, that's the thing I care the least about," the coach noted, "It's disappointing and depressing that we lost the game. It's not about me. The question is 'how do we stay in the league'? I know there will be a lot of criticism. Lots of negativity. That's just how it is in this business."

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