After sharp criticism: BVB fires women’s handball coach Fuhr

Status: 19.09.2022 16:34

Bundesliga women’s handball membership Borussia Dortmund have sacked coach Andre Fuhr with rapid impact after terminating two gamers with out warning.

The membership introduced this on Monday (September 19, 2022). Fuhr’s dismissal follows allegations of abuse by BVB gamers, which not too long ago made it “inconceivable for the staff and the entire division to give attention to handball”.

The 51-year-old athlete didn’t take part within the away recreation at “Sport-Union Neckarsulm”. BVB head of division Andreas Heyermann instructed Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper that Fuhr “was not launched beneath any circumstances”.

Two days later, that is the case. However, Borussia Dortmund emphasised in an announcement on Monday: “The determination to launch Andre Fuhr shouldn’t be straight associated to negligence.”

Suspensions with out warning trigger panic at BVB

Recently, two nationwide gamers, Mia Zschocke and Amelie Berger, resigned with out discover and, amongst others, opened a contact level for violence and abuse in high-level sports activities.

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A disaster assembly was scheduled for September 12, attended by Zschocke and Berger, who’re presently on sick depart, division head Heiermann, membership president Reinhard Rauball and representatives of the impartial contact level for violence and abuse in Germany.

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Borussia Dortmund’s preparations are nonetheless ongoing

BVB famous on Monday that “processes are presently being dealt with actually and totally.” The membership mentioned it was nonetheless “in dialogue with the purpose of contact on violence in sport, who was contacted by various gamers”.

Dortmund initially rejected the rapid sacking of Jocke and Berger. BVB has now introduced: Borussia Dortmund have knowledgeable gamers Mia Jocke and Amelie Berger that they’ve agreed to their particular person switch requests with out acknowledging any authorized obligations.

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