Investor Lars Windhorst attacks club management

Investor Lars Windhorst attacks club management

Dhe Day of German Unity could be for Hertha BSC still very restless. In sporting terms, a win this Sunday (3:30 p.m. in FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and at Sky) have a relaxing effect. Coach Sandro Schwarz therefore demands maximum consistency before the game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. A motto that would also help clarify the next act in Hertha BSC’s tense relationship with investor Lars Windhorst. Because the club does not come to rest, on the contrary. Windhorst is now attacking the new club management in the affair surrounding a lawsuit brought against him in Israel:

That Windhorst the Hertha President at the time Werner Gegenbauer (72) wanted out of office was and is no secret. After a few months, it became clear to him “that it is very difficult to work as a team under Gegenbauer’s leadership. He is not concerned with bringing about the sporting success of the club, but with maintaining power. There are roped parties and cliques,” Windhorst announced early on on Bild TV.

The 45-year-old joined Hertha in 2019 and has already invested 374 million euros through his company Tennor. Windhorst holds 66.6 percent of Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA. In May, Gegenbauer then announced the end of his term as Hertha President. Kay Bernstein, once an Ultra and corner whip, took over.

“The case reads like a thriller”

The “Financial Times” reported, with reference to court documents in Israel, that Windhorst is said to have commissioned an Israeli detective agency called Schibumi to discredit Gegenbauer at the time. “The case reads like a thriller,” wrote the newspaper “Die Welt” on Saturday and gave an insight into the documents that she says she has. The documents also contain detailed information on the methods used to systematically damage Gegenbauer’s reputation and infiltrate his environment.

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