HSV remark: Wüstefeld is no longer moveable, Jansen loss

The harm HSV is taking from the repeated allegations towards CEO Thomas Wustefeld is enormous. A commentary by Kicker reporter Sebastian Wolff.

HSV board member Thomas Wüstefeld continues to face new prices.
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Coach Tim Walter had already proven his potential to rally the wagons round his squad on the finish of final season, when issues received audibly and noticeably turbulent in Hamburg. The incontrovertible fact that HSV adopted the headlines towards Dusseldorf with allegations towards CEO Thomas Wustefeld and their greatest efficiency of the season thus far exhibits that they’re at the moment managing to take action once more.

It would nonetheless be silly to conclude that the whole lot can proceed as deliberate, at the least till the World Cup break in November. It can not proceed on this private constellation, after the brand new allegations, the HSV supervisory board is compelled to behave.

For Wüstefeld the presumption of innocence till confirmed in any other case goes with out saying. However, the buildup of headlines and accusations towards him from all sides makes it unattainable, at the least at this level, to proceed working peacefully and constructively. And the agenda is filled with matters: HSV nonetheless hasn’t absolutely financed the renovation of the stadium, and it appears fairly a joke when Wüstefeld is combating for a metropolis assure on the one hand and public plans for a 200 million euro mission on the opposite. Power

In flip, he matches the contradictions surrounding the medical entrepreneur: he needs HSV to look severe and strong to potential sponsors, whereas the medical trade’s accusations and doubts about his doctorate vastly undermine his credibility; He needs HSV to be financially wholesome, however in his position as a shareholder he is combating to devalue the corporate in order that his share buy value is lower than Klaus-Michael Kuhn’s.

The dialogue of workers within the HSV management group shouldn’t finish at Wüstefeld

If Marcel Jensen, as head of the supervisory board, actually needs to maintain individuals believing that none of this has something to do with HSV, he is both naive or in violation of his responsibility as chief controller. When the primary million-dollar lawsuit towards Wüstefeld turned public in mid-August, the interim board and supervisory board nonetheless had an opportunity for a grand exit. For instance, to let Wüstefeld’s workplace relaxation, at the least so long as the allegations are within the air. Both sides missed this chance. The harm HSV is taking from the fixed recent accusations towards the boss is enormous.

Furthermore, Jensen is now badly damage by sticking to his board and former enterprise accomplice Wüstefeld. In order to regain credibility in the long run, the personnel debate within the HSV management group should not finish at Wüstefeld. It will, at the least controversially, be carried out by the chairman of his personal establishment.

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