Hannover 96: Stefan Leitl remains coach

Second division soccer team Hannover 96 expressed their confidence in their coach Stefan Leitl one day after the derby defeat at Eintracht Braunschweig.

“We’re not discussing the coach,” the club said in a statement. “It’s the job of sporting director Marcus Mann and head coach Stefan Leitl to jointly discuss and decide on an analysis and substantive solutions in order to create stability together with the team in the coming games and find our way back on the road to success.”

After the first half of the 2nd Bundesliga season, the Lower Saxony were still in fifth place in the table with contact to the promotion places. The 0:1 in Braunschweig was already the eighth game without a win in a row in the new year.

Hannover coach Leitl came from Fürth before the season

Leitl himself said afterwards: “I have the feeling that after five and a half months, in which we invested a lot and played a really decent preliminary round, a lot went wrong with this defeat.”

However, the 45-year-old left no doubt that he wanted to continue as a coach in Hanover. Leitl only switched from SpVgg Greuther Fürth to the 96ers before this season.