The return to the VfB Stuttgart described Wehrle at its idea right at the beginning as “a heart matter. My first day on Monday was very emotional. I am very happy to be back home,” said the successor of Thomas Hitzlsperger on Wednesday. Wehrle Bring “Very much professional football experience. We want to continue to position the VfB in the city, in the region and society,” said President Claus Vogt.
Wehhle, born in 1975 in Bietigheim-Bissingen, had already worked from 2003 to 2013 as a speaker of the board at VFB. The past nine years he was under contract at the 1st FC Cologne.
“About 80 million euros Corona sales loss for the VfB Stuttgart are a board,” said the 47-year-old. The superordinate goal of the VfB is to “achieve a maximum of sporting success without jeopardizing the economic existence of the club. That stands above all.” This challenge charmes him very much.
“Mercedes still much, much closer to cooperate with the VFB”
He wants to bring “Mercedes still much, much closer into cooperation with the VfB,” Kannle announced. When looking for another new investor he did not want to push. “It may be that we find some partners who still get one percent or just a bigger partner. We are still completely open. We do not make it at any price,” said the previous managing director of the Ligarivals from Cologne: “We have to get the time to find the right, and we will take each other.” Most recently, Jako had adopted 1.16 percent of the shares in VfB Stuttgart AG.
Wehrle impressed by energy and fans
Exchange between those responsible, there was apparently abundant. “I had good talks with Sven Mishlinat, Pellegrino Matarazzo, Markus Rünt and Thomas Krücken,” says Wehrle and Staunt: “I am impressed which energy, which self-confidence – and on the other side, which prevail.”
Even with the audience he may have perceived a change. Otherwise so critical fans would have taken over this new attitude, which was noticed in the two-time residue against the FC Augsburg in the stadium – because it was not “rolled”. “That impresses me.”
Wehrle takes over the boss at VFB earlier than planned by Hitzlsperger. The contract of the former national player originally ran until 31 October 2022, but was ended prematurely for the end of March. Hitzlsperger had already been adopted on Saturday before the home game against Augsburg (3: 2).