Is the current sports director of VfB Stuttgart really returning to his club, Borussia Dortmund? What are the mind games, how could a return fail? SPORT1 gives an overview.
Mislintat has not yet met with BVB
The re has not yet been a meeting of BVB officials with Mislintat, and there is no fixed date.
That a conversation is planned for March is after SPORT1-Information not correct. A meeting in summer or at the beginning of the new season is more likely.
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The n Michael Zorc will end his era as a manager in Dortmund.
A possible return from Mislintat is by no means a sure-fire success.
“I didn’t say: If Dortmund comes, I’ll go,” said the 48-year-old: “VfB, this team, this city, this group are very important to me.”
Mislintat about VfB: It’s not always about football
In Stuttgart, Mislintat has formed a team in less than two years that is doing brilliantly this season as a newcomer and is even enthusiastic at times. Like the 5-1 win in Dortmund in December, which meant the end for coach Lucien Favre.
On the other hand, there is currently unrest in the Stuttgart club management – a situation that Mislintat doesn’t like either: “Originally there was a certain amount of room for maneuver for me in the summer of 2022, because even in this club you sometimes get the feeling that it isn’t always all about football. ”
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But it is not that easy to lure (away). “Even if Dortmund came, they would have to have damn good arguments first,” said Mislintat, whose contract in Stuttgart runs until 2023.
He is particularly interested in the corresponding powers to be able to act and operate in Dortmund according to his ideas in the future.
The BVB bosses have already chosen Kehl as Zorc’s successor.
BVB wish with Mislintat and Kehl
To SPORT1-Information would be the wish of the Dortmund club management to involve Mislintat and Kehl together. However, it is questionable whether Mislintat will get involved. (Bundesliga table)
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Mislintat enjoys an excellent reputation (not only) in Dortmund because he initiated transfers like those of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembélé and Shinji Kagawa. Because of his gift for discovering young talent at an early stage, he is also known as the “diamond eye”. “My friends call me wooden eyes,” Mislintat joked last in the CHECK24 double pass.
In Dortmund, however, he fell out with the then coach Thomas Tuchel and therefore left BVB in December 2017. For a year he worked in the English Premier League at Arsenal, in April 2019 VfB Stuttgart finally convinced him of a commitment.
Now the way could lead him back to his old love – but some not insignificant details still have to be clarified.