Clear the way for Hannover 96: Fürth coach Leitl confirms contact | – Sport

Status: 28/04/2022 13:45

The 2nd division football club Hannover 96 wants to get coach Stefan Leitl from SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Majority shareholder Martin Kind was to quickly reach an agreement with the 44-year-old, his exit clause expiring at the end of April. Leitl confirmed the contact.

“We traded with Mr. Leitl,” Kind explained to NDR on Wednesday. “We are in negotiations, neither more nor less. And no decision has been made yet,” the 77-year-old said without looking at his cards.

Leitl confirmed the contact on Thursday at his current club’s press conference ahead of the Bundesliga match against Union Berlin. “There was an exchange, there was also an exchange with other clubs,” the 44-year-old said. There is still no commitment to a new club. “So far it has not been decided what I will do for the summer,” Leitl admitted at the same time that “anything could happen”.

A day earlier, he had officially announced his departure from Fürth, who was still in the Bundesliga, at the end of the season. His contract with the Franks is still dated to 2023, but the former professional can leave the “cloverleaf” early if there is an exit clause. “We will now clarify all the formalities,” explained Fürth’s CEO Rachid Azzouzi.

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Time is of the essence: “His opt-out clause ends on April 30,” Kind revealed to NDR in the personal information about Leitl. “This means that all decisions should be made before then. We know the transfer fee, so we must inform Fürth well in advance,” Kind added.

Leitl must follow Dabrowski

The 44-year-old, who has been Fürth coach since February 2019, would follow Christoph Dabrowski at “Reds”, whose contract expires at the end of the season. The former coach of Hannover’s U23 has apparently not yet been informed by the club’s officials that no plans are made with him after the end of the season. “It is clear that I have a contract until June 30 and a clear goal in mind. The club has not yet positioned itself beyond that,” Dabrowski said on Wednesday at the press conference for the match against Karlsruher SC (Friday at 18.30 ). and NDR Live Center).

Coach Stefan Leitl from SpVgg Greuther Fürth © IMAGO / Zinc

Fürth coach Stefan Leitl is apparently moving to Hannover 96.

“I have no information about any coaching candidates, or whether I am a coach or not,” the 43-year-old added when asked. Therefore, he is not disappointed, “for there is no information and no decision”.

According to Kind’s recent statements, Dabrowski had hopes of continued employment: “He is our coach and of course also a candidate,” Kind tells NDR. To qualify shortly after in terms of the development of the team: “There was a temporary low in March and the performance in Paderborn was not convincing, to put it politely. We have to monitor the development and make a final assessment. . “

The former professional Dabrowski in the first division has Table 15 taken over in December as successor to Jan Zimmermann. Since then, Lower Saxony has had six wins and four draws in 16 matches. Six matches were lost. With a successful Friday against KSC, the “Reds” would take a big step – perhaps even the decisive one – towards relegation.

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96 before commitment from Kunze and Nielsen

Leitl clearly missed the same with Fürth, a league higher. Several clubs’ interest in the 44-year-old shows that it was not due to the coach, but the team, which in the end was only competitive to a limited extent. In addition to the coach, the striker Havard Nielsen, according to the trade magazine “kicker”, also had to change from Franken to 96. Unlike Leitl, the Norwegian can leave SpVgg for free.

Another new signing is Fabian Kunze from Arminia Bielefeld in Lower Saxony. The commitment from the defensive specialist is coming to an end, reports the “kicker”.

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