The sentences were tough.
► “Michael does not work in a leadership role around a team.”
► “When we all, from the kit manager to the head trainer, committed ourselves to one path, one was no longer there.”
Sports director Jonas Boldt (40) before Pentecost about still sports director Michael Mutzel (42).
What’s next for Mutzel (at HSV since April 2019)?
The ex-professional should stay away from the team in the future, and he has also lost his place on the coaching bench. All that remains for Mutzel is the office job in management planning.
Does he really want to do this to himself, or do you agree on a severance payment in a few days or weeks?
Mutzel could gamble whether the contract extension with Boldt really goes as planned. If Boldt has signed the new contract, Mutzel has no prospects.
If the extension of the sports board does not come about (but there are currently no signs of that), Mutzel could hope for improved job prospects with the help of his internal advocates (Wüstefeld, Jansen).
At the latest when the current transfer issues pushed by Mutzel have been dealt with, HSV should push for a final clarification of the situation. The case of the former manager of the younger youth teams, Florian Graudegus (37), shows that the club sometimes doesn’t shy away from measures to make people softer. He’s been sitting at home for months and has to write concepts and analyzes that nobody is interested in…