Bundesliga team Austria Wien surprised with a personnel decision. Gerhard Krisch will work on the board of the club in the future, announced the financially badly ailing club on Thursday evening. This was preceded by an extraordinary meeting of the Supervisory Board. The appointment of Krisch, valid from May, indicates a disempowerment of Markus Kraetschmer, who is currently again acting as the sole board member of Austria.
Club president Frank Hensel suggested Krisch for the post, according to the club. According to the broadcast, the decision was preceded by an intensive selection process. The committees unanimously confirmed the personnel. “Gerhard Krisch has proven his leadership skills and expertise in financial matters in several functions both inside and outside the world of sports,” Hensel was quoted as saying.
Newspaper: Discussions about Kraetschmer
At Austria, Krisch should work alongside Kraetschmer and “share overall responsibility”. Kraetschmer’s contract, like Peter Stöger’s, expires on June 30th. According to the daily newspaper “Kurier” (Friday edition), there were heated discussions in the supervisory board about Kraetschmer’s whereabouts – without a solution. The manager is said to have been offered a contract extension in a changed position by one year.
According to “Kurier”, Kraetschmer wanted an extension of three years. The Viennese, who has been with Austria for over 23 years, has also been co-managing director of FK Austria Wien International Marketing GmbH, which was founded as part of the collaboration with Insignia, since March.
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