Robin Dutt is next up for the managerial axe

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Following the sacking of the second Bundesliga boss this season, the pressure is increasing on SV Werder Bremen boss Robin Dutt as the club sporting director refused to calm any fears.

According to Sky Sports Bremen sporting director Thomas Eichin told Sport1 television: “There can be no such thing as a job guarantee in the Bundesliga, be it for me, the coach or a player.”

Bremen fell to the bottom of the Bundesliga over the weekend after SV Hamburger recorded a surprise victory away at Borussia Dortmund.

After seven games, the Green and Whites have lost three and drawn four – they are the only team in the top two tiers of German football to yet to have recorded a win.

Dutt at Bremen

The German coach joined Bremen in 2013 after he was dismissed from his last managerial post at Bayer Leverkusen where he was sacked in 2012 following four consecutive defeats and a 7-1 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League where Lionel Messi scored five.

In his first season in charge of Bremen he guided the side to 12th which was a disappointing finish considering many were hoping for a standing in the top ten.

Over the summer, captain, Aaron Hunt departed from the Weserstadion after 13 years of service as he moved on to Wolfsburg.

The 27 year-old refused to extend his contract in March after the Wolves offered him the chance to play European football which the midfielder has been craving for a number of years.

Bremen failed to make any lustrous signings over the summer with the exception of Bosnia and Herzegovina winger, Izet Hajrovic from Galatasaray AS.

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Glory days

Just a few years ago, spanning from 2003, Werder Bremen were one of the most powerful forces in German football as they regularly competed for the title.

In the 2003/04 season, Bremen won the title and this was then followed by a series of second and third places finishes up until 2011.

Back when the side was succeeding, the club had several formidable strikers. The Brazilian, Aílton, who scored 28 goals in the club’s league winning season, Miroslav Klose who followed and Claudio Pizzaro who returned to the Weserstadion after success at the club at the beginning of the decade.

Franco Di Santo, Nils Peterson and Davie Selke are currently leading the line for Bremen but none of them possess the finesse which their predecessors possessed.

Selke in particularly is one striker who the club are keen to keep their tabs on after the young German impressed at the U19 European Championships.

He has signed a new deal at the club but if the side continue to plummet in a similar fashion to the Red Shorts last season then the talented German could seek a move in the next summer window.

The next game for Werder Bremen is Bayern Munich away at the Alianz Arena. 

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