Stuttgart – Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 7:16 p.m.
VfB Stuttgart has to look for a new chairman of the board. As the association announced on Wednesday, Thomas Hitzlsperger, who currently holds the office, has informed the supervisory board not to extend his contract, which will expire in autumn 2022. The club takes this decision “with great regret, but fully respects it”.
The personnel comes as a surprise because not long ago Hitzlsperger announced that he wanted to stay with the ÖFB legionnaire Sasa Kalajdzic’s club “for a very, very long time.”
The decision “was not an easy one for me, because VfB means a lot to me,” the 39-year-old is quoted in the club announcement that has now been published. “One of my tasks was and still is to make difficult decisions in the interests of VfB. Even if they affect me personally. After careful consideration, I would like to clear the way for a new CEO in autumn 2022.” At first, Hitzlsperger did not comment on the exact reasons for his departure.
Hitzlsperger, as a 2007 German champion with VfB, had been entrusted with various tasks in the club since 2016. He has held the office of sports director since February 2019. In December 2020, he also announced that he would run for president, but later withdrew his candidacy.
However, Hitzlsperger is not aiming for the office of DFB President. “For my part, there are no such ambitions,” he said on Wednesday. The DFB wants to elect a successor to Fritz Keller, who resigned in May, on March 11th.
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