Mr Kronthaler, they are already talking about their team. Now it has passed against Mr Ching and the Alps, and volleys received on Wednesday in the Play-off semi-final, the BR Volleys. Are you satisfied?
I am. And facilitates. We would have lost against Mr Ching would have us thrown in the back quite nicely. At least a year. And then at least I would have had to have been wrestling with me, whether it is for me even more with the Alps volleys.
you mean, if it was going to the Alps volleys?
you See, we have 26 sponsors, two great and one of the two I am. But I'm not the Bank. Also, I'm not going to open the box further than they already have. I have always said openly that I'm doing this for three years and then you have to analyze that and see if it continues.
Two years have passed almost. It goes further?
In a year's time I decide. I am now glad that we are in the semi-finals. That was our big goal. The Volleys are our absolute Desireless. On this game I've been working in the run-up. That's why I was after the defeat against Mr Ching in the second game, so angry, because we have given away maybe energy. But we are highly motivated. The odds are fifty-fifty. In the League we have won 3:0 and 0:3 lost.
the Volleys Are a role model for you?
What Kaweh (Niroomand, Manager of BR Volleys, d. ed.) has built, is fantastic. You must recognize that envy. Since we are of course still far away with our Budget of about 1.5 million euros, the Volleys and VfB Friedrichshafen will likely, once again, about 30 percent more than we do. This is a huge difference.
volleys The Volleys in the incision even four Times as many viewers as the Alps.
Yes, but you must not forget that the Volleys are in this respect unique. Even in Europe. We were in Unterhaching, with 1500 spectators, more fully, and in Innsbruck we are in the League compared with our approximately 1,000 viewers, we have more and more frequently, also in the front. It looks sometimes stupid, since 4000 spectators fit in with us.
welcome you Have presented to your commitment in the German football easier?
let's just Say: I have another claim. The goal is that we get to Innsbruck at least 2000 spectators in the hall. Of course, we also need to attract more sponsors. I think, in Bavaria, in the Hachingern even more potential. With us in Austria, I don't see it. As there are hardly any which could stand as a Partner ready.
The sporting success of the Alps, volleys, and yet the attention still missing something. What is the reason?
The are many reasons for this. The Volleyball needs of the professional, the halls need to be better. In addition, there is not even a League sponsor. And in the case of the TV broadcast, I wish for the men to have more equal rights.
what do you mean?
The women dominate in the TV-Transmission. I can understand that for marketing reasons, that the transmitter, in comparison to the men a lot of women's volleyball. Football is a leading sport in women. Why should put the transmitter on women-volleyball or women's hockey? The woman sports.
challenge so that instead of women's Volleyball, more men's Volleyball will be shown?
no, I want to take away the women, there is no TV transmission times. I find, however, that the men have to boost, you have to make it to be more perceived. That is what happened in the recent past, and a bit more TV times for the men, and it may be deserved. So there is more potential to improve on many levels.
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Hannes Kronthaler, 53, led was once himself a successful volleyball players. He is the managing Director of the construction company Hans Lang GmbH.More about
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Kronthaler has 440 employees.