The leadership crisis at Hannover 96 is becoming more and more of a mud fight. Martin Kind defends himself against allegations - and after a court decision is actually allowed to continue as managing director. But soon there will be a hearing.
The dispute at the second division football club Hannover 96 is entering the next round: thanks to a decision by the district court in Hanover, Martin Kind is allowed to continue working as managing director until the date of a hearing. An injunction stipulates that Kind may continue ordinary and urgent business of Management GmbH until the hearing on August 16, as the district court confirmed. This had previously been announced by the club's professional football KGaA.
The majority shareholder, Kind, was surprisingly dismissed as managing director of Hannover 96 Management GmbH last week. Kind does not consider the dismissal to be lawful and is contesting it in court. Since then, the relationship between the parent club on the one hand and Kind's professional football division on the other has become increasingly strained.
At 96 there is a complicated structure of multiple companies. Kind is the majority shareholder of Hannover 96 Sales
Following allegations of breach of contract against Kind, the club's professional football arm has denied the parent club's allegations. "Further legal processing of the assertions made and at the same time discrediting Mr. Martin Kind will take place at a legal level, with all the associated consequences, in order to avert further damage and dangers from Hannover 96," said the professional football KGaA.
The parent club had accused the club's capital side of repeatedly violating the so-called Hanover 96 Treaty and the sponsorship agreements that had been concluded at the same time. A fixed donation was not paid at all and further donations "were not paid at the agreed time".
The allegations made are entirely inaccurate and must therefore be rejected, the Kinds website said. The board of directors of the parent association "against the clear statutes of Management GmbH and with Hannover 96 GmbH