New Chair of the Supervisory Board of Hertha BSC: Klaus Brugmann follows Torsten-Jörn Klein

Hertha BSC is currently undergoing drastic changes. President Werner Gegenbauer and Vice President Thorsten Manske resigned last week, and managing director Ingo Schiller announced his departure in the fall. But things are also happening on the access side. Berlin German club Sandro Schwartz announced, Thursday, that he will be the new coach. but that is not all. Only a few hours later, Hertha announced another change of staff at the top.

Torsten-Jörn Klein, 58, is no longer chairman of the club’s supervisory board. The committee was re-elected at the General Assembly meeting on Sunday. At its founding meeting on Wednesday, the five members elected Klaus Brugmann, 63, as the new chair of the supervisory board. Scott Korber, 50, will be his deputy and successor to former Hertha pro Andreas Schmidt.

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“I would like to thank all members of the supervisory board and in particular the former president Dr. Klein for their reliable cooperation,” Brüggemann was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the association. “I hope the Supervisory Board will continue to be a role model in the association for constructive work and respectful collaboration.” For Klein, the board’s decision comes with a significant loss of significance
same. Until last Sunday’s public meeting, he was considered a possible successor to Werner Gegenbauer. One of the members asked him explicitly why he was not running for the presidency. Klein, who lives in Hamburg, admitted he toyed with the idea two years ago, but said clearly: “I have no intention of applying for the position of president of Hertha Berlin.”

The former chairman of the oversight board again showed his eloquence in the general meeting and got the members cleverly at his side. In the election of the supervisory board, only Andreas Schmidt received more votes than the media entrepreneur. However, he was increasingly seen on the association’s committees. It is said that the initiative not to re-elect him as Chairman of the Oversight Board came from the Executive Committee.

Andreas Schmidt, who would have been the rationale for a position at the head of the body with his outstanding election result of 93 percent, did not want to run. He also ruled out a request for the presidency because such an activity could not be reconciled with his life plans. “If you do something like this, you have to do it from the heart and soul and have the time for it,” Schmidt said when asked at the public meeting.

Brüggemann, a sports director, entrepreneur, lecturer and author most recently, was a member of the supervisory board from 2000 to 2004. In 2018 he returned to the board of directors. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Hertha BSC from 2008 to 2011. His deputy, Körber, an administrator and member of the Berlin House of Representatives for the CDU, was elected to the Supervisory Board for the first time in 2010.

In his application letter to the general meeting, Brugman spoke explicitly in favor of paying more attention to costs. This may also have an impact on the personnel issue that his predecessor Klein apparently actively sought: the position of managing director, which has been vacant since Carsten Schmidt resigned in the fall of 2021. Recently, Robert Schaefer, who previously worked in Hanover, was traded 96, as a possible successor. When asked at the public meeting, Klein admitted that he supported Schaeffer’s appointment. It must be done now

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