A bang at VfB Stuttgart!
Shortly after the 1-1 draw in the home game against Hertha BSC, Stuttgart draws conclusions from the data affair that has been smoldering for weeks. The Supervisory Board has dismissed Marketing Director Jochen Röttgermann and Finance Director Stefan Heim with immediate effect. A decision on the succession plan is to be made shortly.
The chairman of the board, Thomas Hitzlsperger, on the other hand, was given “unlimited trust”. The ex-professional behaved in accordance with the law during the processing.
In the data scandal, tens of thousands of member data are said to have been illegally disclosed to third parties between 2016 and 2018. With the aim of influencing the members when voting on the 2017 spin-off.
The VfB Supervisory Board now has the legal opinion and the investigation report. The processing made it clear that Röttgermann and Heim are jointly responsible for the “guerrilla marketing”.
Presidium member Rainer Mutschler also has to adjust to his end for the same reason. Like all other employees of the AG, he can only be dismissed by the management board.
Its chairman Hitzlsperger had already announced the first personnel consequences in the half-time break of the game against Hertha on “Sky” by the end of the month at the latest: “We must and will draw conclusions. Because one thing is clear: we cannot go on like this. “
In the case of Röttgermann and Heim, it was now even faster than expected!