Stuttgart wins against Augsburg and is back in the race for the league. VFB board boss Hitzlsperger is gone, at least as good as. Exactly end of March ends the term of office of the ex-national player, which has played a very important role, especially for Mishlinat. “I’ve worked very tightly and very confidently with Thomas, which I really enjoyed. He will stay a friend for life,” says the sports director, which the former masterpiece of Swabia relied on the 2009 descent to the Neckar and with all the freedoms has equipped in a sporting area.
- Mislint: “The Supervisory Board made the best possible election”
- “In the long-term works, it can give every constellation”
Hitzlsperger, whose contract was dated until October, goes on his own request. His successor will be Alexander Wehrle, who lastoked as managing director at the 1st FC Cologne. A personnel decision that had been attracted for a long time and had taken care of in advance for displeasure. Especially in the question of whether the officer born in Bietigheim-Bissingen and earlier at the VFB, in addition to the post as Chief Executive Officer, would also occupy those of the sports council, as Hitzlsperger so far did, or whether an external solution wanted and what role mislinted would play.
Mislint: “The Supervisory Board made the best possible election”
For the sports director a critical situation to which he expressed himself accordingly. Meanwhile, the smoke is warped and mishap. “It will be very hard to replace Thomas. But we have the best replacement you can get,” explains the 49-year-old. “The Supervisory Board made the best possible election: Alex has worked in a similar environment, comes from the corner, was already at the VfB and knows exactly what such a club means.” That’s very important. ” Especially with a view of the immense sporty and financial challenges that are near the Swabian. Whether in the Bundesliga or the 2nd league. “He has many similar tasks at FC Cologne, which are imminent to us, already done with bravely.”
“In the long-term works, it can give every constellation”
When asked what this rod change means for himself, seriously seems to be arrived. The sports chief, the value focuses largely be his own and staying, have already led “excellent calls” with Wehrle. Everything else will show herself after the fight against the descent uses the highest priority anyway. “What this means in the sports area will see. Alex first takes the resorts of Thomas, including the sports board. Everything else is unimportant,” says Mishintat, which is open to all eventualities open. “I am pleased to be sports director. And should I be used as a sports board, then you discuss that reasonable. If it fits in content, we continue see. But that is not important in the current situation.” After the hoped-for survival as a Bundesliga club everything can be discussed. “Even in the long-term work, it can give every constellation: Alex in the double function. Or an additional sports board and I as a sports director – that works too.”