Stuttgart have confirmed the appointment of former Werder Bremen coach Robin Dutt as their new director of sport.
Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Joshua Kimmich from Stuttgart for an undisclosed fee.
Huub Stevens called Stuttgart's display "a joke" after they ended the year with a 0-0 draw against Paderborn on Saturday.
Stuttgart and Paderborn ended 2014 with goalless draw at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena, leaving two points between the two sides heading into 2015.
Bayern Munich continued their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season with a 2-0 win over Freiburg on Tuesday night.
Stuttgart closed the gap on fellow strugglers Hamburg thanks to a 1-0 win at the HSV Arena on Tuesday night.
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