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Eintracht Frankfurt: Axel Hellmann wipes off Oliver Glasner



Eintracht Frankfurt: Axel Hellmann wipes off Oliver Glasner

Board spokesman Axel Hellmann criticized Eintracht Frankfurt’s coach Oliver Glasner after his angry speech. It was “noticeable” that the Austrian was “disappointed”, he could “understand” this, Hellmann said on Sunday Picture TV: “But what I absolutely cannot understand is that you take this disappointment out on a journalist who does his work there and asks his question in a very calm manner without a cynical undertone.”

After the defeat at TSG Hoffenheim (1: 3) on Saturday, Glasner verbally attacked a journalist who asked whether the team had not realized the table constellation.

“Stop me with this rubbish. I know what the boys are doing,” shouted the excited Glasner to the long-time Eintracht reporter, among other things.

“I honestly can’t see much that is positive about it. If Oliver Glasner thinks about it again, he knows that it was neither good nor right to react like that,” said Hellmann, but Glasner still “apologized”.

In addition, the board of directors criticized the statement by the Eintracht coach, according to which defensive veteran Makoto Hasebe (39) had “partial blood in the urine” due to the high level of stress. “It doesn’t belong in the public domain,” said Hellmann.

Eintracht: Hellmann leaves Glasner’s future open

The spokesman for the board also left Glasner’s future at Eintracht open beyond the end of the season. “Are we in a form in the Bundesliga that is forward-looking? In this sense, we should let the next few days and weeks go by and then see how we deal with it,” he said.

In addition, Eintracht did not start the debate about Glasner’s future, it arose because “our offer was not accepted,” said Hellmann: “A lot depends on how Glasner positions himself. We made him a contract offer some time ago – he didn’t respond to that.”

Glasner still has a contract with the cup finalist until 2024. Most recently, there was increasing speculation about a premature departure in the summer and Glasner was associated with various top European clubs.