Berlin (AP) – The entrepreneur and fan Kay Bernstein wants to become president of the Bundesliga soccer club Hertha BSC and first seek an exchange with millionaire investor Lars Windhorst.
“I see the investor critically in that I don’t quite understand his goals. What does he really intend to do with his investment? I also think his timing in terms of public statements is catastrophic,” said the 41-year-old to the magazine “11Freunde ” in an interview. “But you can only find out exactly what he’s up to and why he says what when when you sit down at a table. That’s exactly what I would do first.”
Bernstein, who was a leading member of the Harlequins ’98 ultra group and runs his own communications and events agency, wants to run for office in the event of a presidential election.
He was “certainly not a puppet from Mr. Windhorst, not a vassal from the investor,” said Bernstein. Regarding the future of the cooperation with Windhorst, he said: “We are now dependent on his money. But that doesn’t mean that there don’t have to be clear rules. 50+1 is non-negotiable for me, I fully support that.”
About his ideas for the club, he said: “It needs a change of course.” The eagerly awaited Hertha General Assembly will take place on May 29th. A three-quarters majority of the Hertha members present and entitled to vote would be required to vote out the controversial Werner Gegenbauer.