VfB Stuttgart have told coach Markus Babbel he will stay on at least until the winter break despite a disappointing first full season in charge.
Bayern Munich will seek to take advantage of VfB Stuttgart's disarray on Saturday to make it three wins out of three and close in on the Bundesliga leaders.
A round-up of all the action from Tuesday night's German Cup.
Zenit St Petersburg striker Pavel Pogrebnyak will undergo a medical ahead of his proposed move to Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart.
Champions Bayern Munich beat Karlsruhe 1-0 on Saturday to move within a point of Bundesliga leaders Hertha Berlin who lost 2-0 against VfB Stuttgart.
Visiting Bayern Munich crushed Stuttgart 5-1 on Tuesday to ease into the German Cup quarter-finals.
VfB Stuttgart beat Schalke 2-0 on Sunday to give Markus Babbel a great start to his new career as a Bundesliga coach.