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Official: SpVgg Greuther Fürth confirms departure from Leitl



"Don't think it's an endgame"

After relegation from the Bundesliga, coach Stefan Leitl is leaving SpVgg Greuther Fürth and will probably switch to second division side Hannover 96. The cloverleaf, who have been the first to be relegated since the 4-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen last Saturday, announced Leitl’s farewell on Wednesday and his assistant coach Andre Mijatovic at the end of the season.

Previously, Hanover’s managing director Martin Kind had already been interviewed sports1 explains: “I hope so and I am also convinced that he will be the new 96 coach for next season.” There is no final decision yet. Nevertheless, Kind was confident that “everything would be resolved by the weekend”.

The 44-year-old is to inherit Christoph Dabrowski from Lower Saxony, who only took over the coaching position in December and is about to remain in the 2nd Bundesliga with the club. There had already been consistent media reports on the Leitl change on Tuesday, including from sky and the specialist magazine table football.

On Wednesday, Fürth’s sporting director Rachid Azzouzi said: “We will now clarify all the formalities. Irrespective of this, we would like to thank both of them for their commitment and look back on a very successful three and a half years. We will take care of all the necessary steps with the necessary care. “