Stuttgart manager Hannes Wolf has told the German media he doesn’t give favouritism to any of his players. Wolf has made some major decisions in his six months at the German side, which includes leaving out Leeds United target Alexandru Maxim for most of this year.

Bild have reported on comments Wolf made when asked why certain players have been left out of his team and even match-day squads. The Stuttgart coach has become known as a tough coach since arriving at the club, and the German said he doesn’t take into consideration what players have previously proven.

Wolf revealed it doesn’t matter if any of his players have represented their countries on numerous occasions because he doesn’t take this into account.

“I have no regard for name or the number of games they’ve played for their country,” said the Stuttgart coach.

Without naming players Wolf’s comments can be seen as being directed at the likes of Maxim. The 25 year old is one of Stuttgart’s high profile players, and has represented his country 27 times. Wolf has at times seemed to take pride in keeping Maxim out of the side and it would be no surprise if the footballer believes things have got personal.

During the last window his agent confirmed he held initial talks with Leeds United over a possible move to the Championship side.

Maxim is player that has caught the attention of Garry Monk in the past after the Leeds United boss tried to sign the attacking midfielder when in charge of Swansea City.