BERLIN: VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel's position is on thin ice after the Bundesliga club suffered a 1-0 defeat on Tuesday in the third round of the German Cup at second division Greuther Fuerth. Babbel was given a vote of confidence by Stuttgart's bosses only last week, but with his side now suffering their fifth consecutive defeat and hovering above the relegation zone in the league, Babbel's position is precarious. And Babbel is realistic about his situation. "I do not know where I stand with the club now," he admitted.