Stefan Leitl, the coach of Hannover 96, recently suffered a significant defeat against Braunschweig in the hate derby, prompting him to take a deep look into his soul. Leitl acknowledged that the game was the low point of a series of poor performances, with only three points from eight games in the second half of the season. The team has not won in nine games, and now finds itself in a relegation battle.
The coach held a team meeting on the pitch after the game, where he expressed his disappointment and helplessness. He admitted that he did not know how to proceed from here. However, Hannover 96 made an announcement on Monday, stating that Leitl will remain the coach and will be given the chance to turn the team’s fortunes around.
Leitl joined the team from Fürth with high expectations, with Hannover 96 paying half a million euros for his services. He has been heavily criticized on social media, and now finds himself under immense pressure to deliver a win against Sandhausen.
The coach has tried various strategies to overcome the crisis, including changing the team’s systems and strengthening certain players before the derby. However, these changes have not yielded any positive results so far.
As the team prepares for its upcoming match, the focus will be on Leitl’s ability to stabilize the team and get them back on the road to success. While he has almost exhausted all possibilities to master the crisis, Hannover 96 is giving him the opportunity to turn things around. But, a failure to win against Sandhausen could see the pressure on him increase further.