After resigning as President of Hertha BSC, Werner Gegenbauer made serious allegations against millions of investor Lars Windhorst.
“In the past few weeks, in the middle of the relegation battle, he has lit the club. Windhorst is responsible for a split that has seriously unsettled the club and all departments. It will be my successor to reverse this split”, Gegenbauer told the “Tagesspiegel”.
Gegenbauer had declared his resignation at the top of the club on Tuesday and was probably a humiliating election at the general meeting next Sunday (11:00 a.m.).
In March, Windhorst, among other things, had called for a fall of opponent and accused the entrepreneur of burning his investment of 375 million euros from Hertha.
“He attracts to give more money”
Against farmer now accused Windhorst of mood. “He attracts to give more money when the club gets a new tour,” he said. In an interview with the “Bild” newspaper, he and the also outgoing finance manager Ingo Schiller had stood in the way of the 45-year-old in order to get more influence on the Bundesliga club’s operational business.
At the same time, he did not always meet his payment obligations on time, which “brought the license player department into considerable turbulence,” said Gegenbauer.
A reaction from Windhorst to the allegations are expected in the course of Wednesday. The financial specialist had also accused Kungselei, which the former Hertha boss decidedly rejected. “In short: everything went correctly. These are the facts,” said the 71-year-old.
Despite the harsh words, opposite farmers described the deal with Windhorst as the best decision of his term.
“I would do it again. First, because Hertha BSC urgently needed this money for change as a club and company. Without this money, we would be worse. And secondly because I believe in the advantages of an investment,” said opponent. In the future, the collaboration will be “quieter and harmonious”.