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Herthas Manager in the German theatre : Michael Preetz: Something has been bothering me insane

The early experiences of Michael Preetz, Berlin's Olympic stadium were as positive. More than 25 years ago now, that Preetz in the Olympic played the stadium with the designate of the newly promoted MSV Duisburg at Hertha BSC, and it is a painful encounter. Preetz‘ crossed path with the Berliner's Mario Basler. The result of your fight: In the knee of the Duisburg striker crack the inner band. Preetz was several weeks, missed the pre-season and lost in the result of once his regular place in the MSV.

has not a sustainable aversion to the Olympic stadium that resulted in Michael Preetz, however. The huge Arena is to him become a sort of home. "If it is sold out, the Olympic stadium is a great experience," says the Manager of Hertha BSC. But when will that ever happened?

Much of. And, therefore, Preetz, Hertha want to get out of the old home and into a new stadium that is smaller, and the viewer a different football experience. The Manager of the Berlin Bundesliga club has also made on Tuesday evening once again clear, as he is in football salon of the German theatre. "We are totally convinced of our idea," said Preetz. The idea to build next to the Olympic stadium, a new pure football stadium for 50,000 spectators. "We are also convinced of the implementation."

As Preetz by Christoph Biermann, the organizer of the talk series, you will be asked whether the construction of the new stadium for the fate of Hertha BSC will, he replies that he wouldn't put it that way. In response to a question, he gives but that he would not deny the statement.

Almost 25 years in the city

Nearly a quarter of a century Preetz is now in Berlin. He was a player, then assistant to the management Board, since 2009 he is the managing Director. He is the perfect guest for this evening, at which it, among other things, the question is whether you could love to be in Berlin as an out-of-town Hertha. Preetz, born in düsseldorf, shows that it is; but he is in this town well, there is still an exception.

That from a secular business - a real love relationship has become, was not rather intended, as the funds moved to striker Preetz in the summer of 1996 to the second division side Hertha. "We give him a two-year contract, he shoots us in the League, then he can move on," said Hertha have thought at the time, he says. "It is a comprehensible thought." It was a bit different.

The rise as a player, two more as a Manager, followed – after Hertha had previously descended. Preetz even know how exceptional it is, "I've survived in the office". Compared to this time Hertha is a team that has consolidated and is on a stable Foundation, from which he can continue to develop. The club has again plans to go over the classes hold.

strategy of the Association provides for criticism

Not all of the strategy of the Association, which is geared towards greater digitisation in all areas. Preetz admits that Hertha have made in the external representation and communication, a few errors. Many traditional Fans have been hit by the realignment and overwhelmed felt. After two years without the exchange between active Fans and club officials, both sides at least talk to each other again. "We have agreed that we will contact medially a little bit back," says Herthas Manager.

New Fans, without alienating the old – Preetz believes "that you can get both under one hat". But probably it takes more than a stronger presence in the social media, self-deprecating, Claims and advertising posters in the city. "It takes moments more emotional Football," said Preetz. "A close relationship develops in phases, in which one is successful."

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what is like in the first half of the season, as the Hertha of the great FC Bayern Munich has beaten and for more than suggested. Preetz says, "we have a very exciting team. This is an obligation“. The players are not but become, in his opinion, in the past few weeks. "I have annoyed some of the things insane," said Preetz. Also, he expects the team, that the round is better than the first half of the season, which ended for Hertha in eighth place. "This is a clear message that I will address to the team."

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