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Michael Frontzeck steps down as Hannover head coach

Michael Frontzeck resigned from his post as Hannover 96 head coach. Frontzeck, who took the job on 20th April 2015, decided to step down after personal discussions with sporting director Martin Bader. His resignation was accepted by both Bader and Club President Martin Kind.

Frontzeck: "Staying up was a big achievement"
"After a period of reflection and a number of conversations with various people, I have decided to leave the club. Openness and trust are needed to in roles like this and I was beginning to get a sense that some people within the club no longer had faith in me,” explained Frontzeck. “We stayed up last season, which was a huge achievement. We couldn’t have managed it without everyone pulling together and doing their respective jobs. I wish Hannover 96, the team and the incredible fans all the best for the future. I hope the second half of the season goes to plan and that their Bundesliga status is retained.”

Hannover 96 would like to put on record their thanks for the work that Michael Frontzeck has put in over the previous months.

Bader: "Frontzeck deserves a lot of respect"
"I’ve only worked with Michael Frontzeck for a couple of months but I soon realised that he’s a strong, loyal guy. He is a very diligent head coach. Last season’s great escape will always be associated with his name,” said Martin Bader. “He deserves a lot of respect for the way he has conducted himself. Our aim is now to appoint his replacement before the players return to training (4th January 2016) so that our preparation for the second half of the season is as smooth as possible.”