It has been speculated for a long time, now it is official: after relegation from the Bundesliga, coach Stefan Leitl leaves SpVgg Greuther Fürth and changes to second division Hannover 96.

The 44-year-old receives a three-year contract with the Lower Saxony. This announced 96 on Sunday. Leitl’s long-time assistant coach Andre Mijatovic also moves to Hanover.

Stefan Leitl verlässt Greuther Fürth & schließt sich laut

“The obligation of Stefan Leitl as a trainer is a central component in our planning. Together with him, we want to initiate a stable, sustainable and medium -term successful development,” said Hannover Managing Director Martin Kind.

“We are convinced that against the background of this objective, he is exactly the right coach for Hannover 96.”

Leitl, who inherits Christoph Dabrowski in Hannover, is looking forward to the new task. “We want to create a stable foundation and successfully build something together,” he said: “I’m really looking forward to a large, traditional club.” Leitl has been working in Fürth since February 2019 and led the Franks to the Bundesliga last summer.