Stuttgart's place in the Bundesliga will be taken by Union Berlin after the 2. Bundesliga side triumphed in their relegation play-off.
Stuttgart's hopes of maintaining their top-flight status suffered a blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Union Berlin.
Stuttgart will hope Nico Willig can secure their Bundesliga status before he hands over the reins to Tim Walter.
Union Berlin could have snatched automatic promotion but a 2-2 draw means Paderborn are heading back to the top tier in Germany.
Two relegations from the Bundesliga have been confirmed after Hannover and Nurnberg had their fate sealed on Saturday.
Benjamin Pavard will join Bayern Munich from Stuttgart at the end of the season, because, he says, he is one of the Bundesliga's best.
Markus Weinzierl was dismissed as Stuttgart head coach after a dire loss at Augsburg, a decision Thomas Hitzlsperger said was hard to make.
Santiago Ascacibar will be unable to play for Stuttgart again in the regular Bundesliga season after being banned for a spitting incident.
After a 14-month stint as Arsenal's head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat has been appointed as Stuttgart's sporting director.
Paco Alcacer and Christian Pulisic earned Borussia Dortmund a 3-1 win over Stuttgart but it was not enough to keep them top.