Hamburger SV have parted ways with chairman Heribert Bruchhagen, the club confirmed on Thursday. The decision was taken by the newly appointed supervisory board, headed by club president Bernd Hoffmann.
“After a detailed analysis of the overall situation, we decided to take this step and are now dedicating ourselves to the realignment,” said Hoffmann.
Frank Wettstein has been appointed as the new chairman, while the board continues to search for suitable candidates for the new executive board.
Following his appointment, Wettstein made the decision to sack sporting director Jens Todt.
“We want to re-position ourselves for the future,” he said.
With 18 points from 25 matches, HSV currently sit 17th in the league table. They have never been relegated from the Bundesliga previously.