Bundesliga club Hamburger SV announced earlier today that they have decided to dismiss CEO Heribert Bruchhagen and Director of Football Jens Todt with immediate effect.
The club made the decision during a board meeting under the supervision of new club president and chairman of the supervisory board Bernd Hoffmann. Hoffman informed Bruchhagen earlier today and Frank Wettstein will be now solely in charge of operations.
“After a thorough review of the club’s current situation, we have decided to take this step and are now putting all of our efforts into reshaping the club,” said Hoffmann. He thanked Bruchhagen for his commitment to the club through many difficult phases. “Heribert has always tried to protect the club and its interests. He was and remains very eager to overturn the recent downward trend of sporting performances.”
Wettstein meanwhile decided to part ways with Director of Football Jens Todt as part of Hamburger SV’s attempt to somehow avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
“We want to reshape the club’s future,” explained Wettstein. Todt’s current responsibilities, including all contract negotiations, will be shared amongst the department so that there are no operational gaps. “We are fully capable of assuming these roles,” said Wettstein.