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.
“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.
Until two weeks ago, the shamrock seemed to be a good way in this league, even if the leaguestop remained an almost utopian target. Then followed a strangely bilemary idea of the 1: 2 in Bochum and now this with mistakes and lack of intensity of spectome performance against Leipzig.
Much too simply made the francs the opponent the goal shooting: for flanks, according to standards, after counter. “You can definitely lose against Leipzig, but not with 1: 6 at home,” said coach Stefan Leitl, who announced: “That’s why we have to draw the right conclusions for the next few weeks, so that we fight well with our resources significantly better.” In conversation, his team did not resist enough, a clear accusation.
“One or the other in my team should be aware that he may play here in Fürth Bundesliga.
Afterwards, Leitl was even more clearly: “One or the other in my team should be aware that he is allowed to play here in Fürth Bundesliga. We have developed that very hard.” Who does he say concrete? “Not the players who risen with us.” Name the coach did not call the coach, but to feel addressed, for example, left-back jetems, which it is obviously missing on the necessary fitness for the Bundesliga and was celebrated for the half-time work on Sunday.
Even without a realistic chance of the league, the SPVGG has a lot to lose a lot in the remaining eight matchdays: the respect you had recently developed and the good feeling of being able to score points. With services like Leipzig threaten a parallel to the first round, when there was a swatter after the other, 3: 6 against Hoffenheim, 0: 4 in Mönchengladbach, 1: 7 in Leverkusen.
Freiburg guests on Saturday at the Ronhof
These opponents still wait, also Dortmund and the next Saturday of SC Freiburg. “We need maximum energy and willingness and sometimes the quixture of luck to score points in this league,” says Leitl, who are bound by the staff. Against RB Leipzig sat rather than the allowable eight only five field players on the bench. Center-back Maximilian Bauer lost a incisor and had to be replaced.
From their own U23, which fights in the regional league around the league, no one pushes. “I am very disappointed that our home series has come to an end,” said Leitl previously six lots without defeat in the Ronhof. Whether his team can start a new one on Saturday against Sc Freiburg? But almost everything would have to change opposite the Sunday evening.