Successful protest from Jürgen Werner: suspension lifted for the time being

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Senate 2 has to sit down and clarify details on the role of the former LASK Vice President.

Successful protest from Jürgen Werner: suspension lifted for the time being

The protest committee of the Austrian Soccer League has referred the case Jürgen Werner back to Senate 2 for a new decision. On June 18, the latter pronounced a function ban against the former vice-president of the LASK, because he was said to have carried out parallel activities as a functionary, which were incompatible with the ÖFB statutes. Werner protested against it. Now the Senate resolution and the ban have been lifted, the league said on Thursday.

“Werner was suspended in this process with an 18-month functionary ban, because during his time as LASK Vice President he had held several company shares and managerial functions in companies active in the field of player brokerage. Such a parallel function is in accordance with the ÖFB regulations for work with players' agents forbidden “, specified the Bundesliga in a broadcast.

The current decision of the protest committee is essentially based on the fact that the matter still needs to be clarified “whether those companies in which Jürgen Werner was involved in parallel to his function at LASK or in which he held a function, actually in the relevant period acted as players' agents within the meaning of the relevant provisions “.

“Media campaign”

After the allegations against Werner became known, the 59-year-old resigned on May 27 from the office of Vice President at LASK. This step was not an admission of guilt, said the former Bundesliga kicker at the time. Rather, he stated that the circulating prejudgments and a “media campaign” made him over his personal “limit”. Werner denied all allegations and continues to do so.

Separate proceedings by Senate 5 of the Bundesliga due to possible violations of the ban on third-party ownership of player rights against LASK were discontinued in August. The Bundesliga club from the Upper Austrian capital could not prove any wrongdoing in this context.

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