Werder Bremen will have to wait until next week before finding out whether they can appoint Robin Dutt as their new manager.
After parting company with Thomas Schaaf on May 15, Werder have moved for the 48-year-old, who is currently the sporting director at the German Football Association (DFB).
However, the DFB have yet to approve the release of Dutt and confirmed that they will discuss the approach at the next board meeting before making any official announcement.
A statement from the DFB said: “Because of the importance of the person involved, the DFB board will discuss whether to offer the desired release.”
Before joining the DFB in August 2012, Dutt had successful spells in charge of Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen, and less than one year into his four-year contract with the governing body Werder are now keen to bring him back to club management.
Werder struggled in the Bundesliga this season, only securing their safety with one game to play, which prompted Schaaf’s departure after 14 years with the club.