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Thomas Hitzlsperger
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Club as Coach Stuttgart [Sporting director]

2011 08 17 Retrieve

[Thomas Hitzlsperger ready for new start with Wolfsburg] I hope to have a successful time with Wolfsburg as the last two years have been very hard for me.

2014 01 11 Retrieve

[Thomas Hitzlsperger on his homosexuality] I am speaking up about my homosexuality because I want to get the discussion about homosexuality among athletes going. It was a long and difficult process to realise that I am homosexual. Only in the past few years did I reach the conclusion that I prefer living with another man. Homosexuality is not a serious issue in England, Germany and Italy - at least not in the dressing room. I have never felt ashamed that I am homosexual

2015 10 12 Retrieve

[Hitzlsperger says Klopp needs time and money] Now you see, that the Premier League is very close together. I think they have the chance to qualify for the Champions League. They are no contender for the title this season, maybe next year. They are ready to invest a lot of money. If they trust their manager, which they do, they will give him a lot of money to spend and the title is possible.

[Hitzlsperger said he was unsurprised by how Klopp had been received after his appointment was confirmed] It’s crazy what is happening there since his arrival, because the Englishmen loved the way Dortmund played under him. When I still played in England, they often asked me about him and Dortmund. I recognised that his enthusiasm and his charisma are things people love. He is definitely a charismatic character

2019 02 12 Retrieve

[Stuttgart appoint Thomas Hitzlsperger as sporting director] Following the end of my playing career, I’ve spent the past two-and-a-half-years gaining management experience and making valuable contacts. Now, in my new role as sporting director, I will be putting all my efforts into keeping VfB [Stuttgart] in the Bundesliga and ensuring this talented team has a successful future. I thank our president and the supervisory board for the faith they’ve placed in me and I’m very much looking forward to this great challenge

2019 07 04 Retrieve

[Ozan Kabak - Bundesliga’s Rookie of the Year who idolises Van Dijk] It’s incredible how worldly-wise he is for his age. It’s astonishing. I see him every day and am amazed at how mature he is. He wants to know everything; he wants to learn German right away and understand everything. That’s the kind of attitude we need. He’s already a role model, despite his age.

2020 06 28 Retrieve

[Thomas Hitzlsperger says he is ready to offer Mario Gomez a coaching role] I think we owe it to him as an club and I would be glad if someone with his experience and charisma helped Stuttgart again