Lars Windhorst, the Hertha BSC investor, has a power struggle with the club’s top management around chairman Werner Gegenbauer. fired the next stage. One day after the team’s sportingly liberating 3-0 victory over TSG Hoffenheim, he openly attacked the club leadership on “Bild live” like never before. For him there will be no further cooperation with Gegenbauer, the businessman explained. That is why he resigns from his position on the club’s advisory council. “It is clear to me that as a person I can no longer and will not work with Mr. Gegenbauer“, said Windhorst, who acquired 64.7 percent of the shares of Hertha BSC KGaA for 374 million euros.
Windhorst renewed his charge that Gegenbauer is primarily concerned with maintaining power. Hertha is a personal toy for the president “There are rope teams and cliques,” he said. “It’s about time we took the helm. We also need a fresh start at the top.”
The relationship of trust was destroyed due to a whole series of incidents, Windhorst explained. As long as Gegenbauer is in office, he will continue He will not contribute new capital to Hertha. However, if there were “good people at the top of the club”, he could certainly imagine new investments.
Werner Gegenbauer is since 2008 President of the Bundesliga football team. More recently, he was re-elected in the fall of 2020, but with just 54 percent of the vote. the Hertha’s next general meeting will take place in May. There will be no presidential election, but a request to vote for the removal of the president can be made at any time. The last time such a project failed was in the spring of last year.
Windhorst asked members to think about the general meeting. he himself has neither desire nor time to applynor does he have any candidates to send to the race.
the Power struggle between the elected management of the club and the investor It has gotten significantly worse in recent weeks. A week and a half ago, Andreas Fritzenkötter, spokesman for the Windhorst tenor group, said: “The next general meeting is in May. Something will definitely have to happen there.” The interpretation that the investor thus asked the question of power in a letter to the Executive Committee of Hertha BSC.
However, this attitude was finally reduced to absurdity on Sunday morning with Windhorst’s appearance and remarks on “Bild live”. Also, the hope that the two parties to the dispute in the Complicated sporting situation for the club hold back first. According to information from the Tagesspiegel, Windhorst only promised the club during the week that he would not make any more negative comments until the end of the season.