HSV remark: Wüstefeld is no longer moveable, Jansen is damaged

The injury HSV has suffered from the repeated allegations towards CEO Thomas Wüstefeld is too nice. Commentary by Kicker reporter Sebastian Wolff.

HSV board member Thomas Wüstefeld is always dealing with new allegations.
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Coach Tim Walter confirmed his capability to construct a rallying cry round his workforce late final season, when issues obtained audibly and noticeably unsettling in Hamburg. Against Dusseldorf, HSV adopted up the headlines over allegations towards CEO Thomas Wüstefeld with their greatest efficiency of the season, suggesting that they’ve as soon as once more succeeded in the mean time.

It would nonetheless be silly to conclude that every thing might go on as deliberate, at the least till the World Cup in November is interrupted. This can’t go on within the personal constellation, at the least after the brand new allegations, the HSV supervisory board is pressured to behave.

For Wüstefeld, the presumption of innocence till confirmed in any other case goes with out saying. However, the buildup of complete articles and accusations towards him makes it not possible, at the least right now, to proceed working quietly and constructively. The agenda is stuffed with headlines: HSV has not but totally funded the stadium renovations, and Wüstefeld is struggling to get ensures from town on the one hand, and the state planning a €200 million mission on the opposite, which appears laughable. energy.

In flip, this is in step with the contradictions which can be gathering across the medical entrepreneur: he needs HSV to look critical and stable to potential sponsors, whereas the medical business’s accusations and doubts about his doctorate undermine his credibility massively; he needs HSV to be financially wholesome, however as a shareholder he’ll combat for the corporate to be cheaply valued, in order that the acquisition worth for his shares is decrease than Klaus-Michael Kühne’s.

Personnel discussions on the HSV supervisory physique mustn’t finish in Wüstefeld

If Marcel Jansen, as head of the supervisory board, actually needs to persuade those that none of this has something to do with HSV, it is both naive or a dereliction of his responsibility as supervisor. When the primary million-dollar lawsuits towards Wuestefeld grew to become public in mid-August, the interim board and supervisory board nonetheless had an opportunity to get out gracefully. For instance, Wuestefeld’s workplace is to at the least let the allegations relaxation within the air. Both sides missed this chance. The injury HSV receives from the fixed contemporary accusations towards the boss is too nice.

Meanwhile, Jansen is now deeply damaged, clinging to his board and former enterprise companion Wüstefeld. In order to revive credibility in the long run, the personnel dialogue on the HSV supervisory physique should not finish in Wüstefeld. It ought to, at the least arguably, be performed via the chairman of his physique.

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