At Hannover 96 you can’t indulge yourself in contemplation at the beginning of Advent – the current table situation is too dramatic. After the 4-0 defeat against Karlsruher SC, Lower Saxony are tenth in the table on the relegation place. After just 30 minutes, the team was behind by three goals.
The 3-0 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf in the DFB Cup at the end of October was one of the few highlights of Hannover 96 this season. In some games, coach Jan Zimmermann’s team showed their full potential, for example in mid-September when they beat St. Pauli 1-0. But great moments like these are rare.
Setbacks in particular are currently paving the way for the former Bundesliga club and Europa League participant from 2011/2012 and 2012/2013. In the second division, Hannover could not win the last eight games, after all, they have drawn five times in the season so far. But the demands at Hannover 96 are different.
Before the season started, a relatively inexperienced trainer, Zimmermann, was installed. The 42-year-old had previously coached TSV Havelse. In the summer of 2021 Zimmermann was promoted to the 3rd division with his previous club – but personally he even rose to the 2nd division. After 15 games he is already under enormous pressure.
The criticism of Zimmermann’s personalities is also discharged from his own fan ranks, but the allegations against the club’s management can also be heard clearly. For the majority of the following, a change in the coaching bench is urgently needed.
By the way, Hanover defender Marcel Franke commented on all the fan displeasure as follows after the game: “You have to listen to every word. Every weekend they go with us and today they have to watch such crap from us. Nobody will stand there and cheering us on. That’s why you have to listen to every word in the curve, and all the displeasure is of course completely justified. “