Lower Saxony and Bremen
96 Kind chief worried about relegation: “I sleep badly”
Hannover (dpa/lni) – Majority shareholder Martin Kind is once again worried about Hannover 96 relegation to the second division after the 1:2 loss to Schalke 04. “I sleep badly,” the 77-year-old told “Sportbuzzer”. “after four competitive losses in a row and just three points clear of the relegation spot. “This is an unexpected drop, I did not expect such a development.”
Hanover is 14th in the table with 31 points. Direct relegation is unlikely, but 16th place is threateningly close again. “In the third league we would have to dismantle everything: youth academy, administration and much more,” Kind said. “We would have to question everything and cut costs massively.” Payments for the stadium “are not the problem” in this case.
Kind is worried about the team’s development, precisely because he had apparently previously stabilized under coach Christoph Dabrowski. “We did not achieve any sustainability in the processes”, criticized the hearing aid entrepreneur, who was also annoyed by the praise for the good performance in the defeat against Schalke 04. That is “lack of realism”. “Performance and results-based thinking” is needed, Kind said. In talks with Dabrowski and sporting director Marcus Mann, he now wants to try to stop the negative trend.