Former German International Jurgen Klinsmann who has since finishing his playing career had appoints as the manager of the United States and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich has stepped down from his role with Hertha Berlin after just 76 days in charge.
A former World cup winner during his playing days, Klinsmann resigned from the Bundesliga outfit stating ‘lack of support’ as his main reason as he see’s the club currently sitting in 14th spot which is only two places higher and six points off the relegation zone.
The 55 year old who will now return to his original post with the club as an advisor having only took over the coaching in November 2019 , however with the club losing four of its last five outings including a bad cup defeat to Schalke the striker who was once linked to the England National coaching job decided to step aside.
“I would like to express my sincere thanks to all players, fans, spectators, coaches and colleagues at Hertha BSC for the support, encounters and exchanges in the past ten weeks,” Klinsmann said.
“This time has been extremely exciting for me and has given me many new interesting insights. The club and the city have grown close to my heart.
“At the end of November, we met the wishes of the club management with a highly competent team and helped them during a difficult time.
“We found a good path in a relatively short time and thanks to the support of many people, the team are now six points clear of the relegation zone despite mostly difficult fixtures. I am therefore firmly convinced that Hertha will achieve their goal and stay in the top division.
“As a head coach, I indeed need the support of all the people involved in this task to complete it. Especially in the relegation fight, unity, cohesion and focus on the essentials are the most important elements.”
The decesion came as a shock to the club who were quick to release a statement via their General manager Michael Preetz which read;
“Jurgen Klinsmann has resigned as the head coach of Hertha Berlin with immediate effect, he informed the club (about his decision) on Tuesday. Alexander Nouri with the current coaching team will take over the managing of Hertha Berlin's first team.”
“We were surprised by this development this morning. Especially after the trusting collaboration regarding player transfers during the winter transfer window which was intense for Hertha Berlin, and there were no signs of this.”