Alexander Wehrle, CEO of Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart, has publicly denied that he has any problems with sporting director Sven Mislintat.
“I worked very closely with Sven during the transfer season, we handled 17 transfer transactions together. If we had a problem, we wouldn’t have been able to do it. One has nothing to do with the other,” said Wehrle on Saturday before home. game against Eintracht Frankfurt sky. When asked if Mislintat was too strong at VfB, Wehrle replied: “Absolutely not.”
Wehrle expresses self-criticism
The CEO had initially combined three former professionals Sami Khedira, Philipp Lahm and Christian Gentner past Mislintat and Markus Rüdt, who is responsible for the sports organization. He had already expressed his self-criticism in the club’s statement on Friday.
“Of course I could have done better, I have no problem thinking about it critically,” Wehrle said on Saturday: “At the end of the day, one thing is decisive: it is a very good solution for VfB Stuttgart. We position ourselves more widely. , and Sven wants to work with all three. But it was clear to me.”
The matter was “cleared” for Mislintat
For Mislintati, the matter has been “cleared”, as he did during the break in the Frankfurt game sky stressed. “I didn’t quite agree with this process,” he said plainly in his negotiations with Wehrle. “The press release is the result”. It is important for the club that “if we add three such top guys, we will work really constructively together,” Mislintat said. He supports an “open communication culture”.
World champions Khedira and Lahm should only have an advisory role to the board, but Gentner will intervene in the operational business as head of the team of licensed players from January.
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