Thomas Hitzlsperger, CEO:
"This contract extension had been planned for weeks now, and it is our way of demonstrating that we want to focus on consistency. Working together already with Pellegrino Matarazzo has made it clear to us that he has all the personal and professional skills required to be part of the club for a long time to come. In the space of just a few months, Pellegrino has shown that he is a perfect fit for VfB Stuttgart. In conjunction with the current sporting management team, the coach will have a considerable impact on the future of VfB Stuttgart on the pitch."
Sven Mislintat, sporting director:
"Since he first came here in January, Rino has lived and breathed football. He identifies with the task in hand and with VfB in such a way that it was both logical and consistent for us, regardless of the most recent results, to work together with him for a few years to come. This contract extension is our way of saying that we are sure of the path that we have chosen and that every member of management, every player and every employee has a role to play and a responsibility for our sporting success."
"Working with Thomas Hitzlsperger and Sven Mislintat has been a partnership based on trust right from the very first day. We have a common goal and an incredible motivation to enjoy success with VfB. I would like to thank Thomas and Sven and of course the other members of management at VfB for the trust that they have shown in me. My coaching staff and I will continue to do everything in our power to achieve our goals."