Hamburg (dpa) – SV Hamburg on Saturday ways with chairman of the board Bernd Hoffmann and club president Marcell Jansen was elected supervisory board chief at the second division club.
Hoffmann was released from his duties amid a power struggle in the football division’s leadership. He had led the club 2003-2011 and again since 2018. As a result of Hoffmann’s exit, Max-Arnold Koettgen resigned as supervisory board chief.
Jansen, a former Hamburg and Germany defender, became president of the whole club – which has a majority stake in the football division – last year, and now replaces Koettgen.
“We cannot afford to lose energy and create a difficult relationship of trust in the most difficult period for professional football. The full focus must be on the interest of HSV,” Jansen said, referring to the club crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.
Hamburg rank third in the currently suspended season and aim for promotion back into the Bundesliga.