Seventy-six days following becoming the coach of Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin and just days right after finishing a good quality and busy winter transfer window, Jurgen Klinsmann is out as coach but will return to his prior role on the supervisory board. The former United States men’s national group manager announced on Facebook on Tuesday morning that he was stepping down from his post although criticizing the club in the method. Hertha Berlin confirmed the move hours later.
Klinsmann, who is staying in a part on the team’s board, won just 3 of the 10 games he managed at the club with Hertha, and leaves the club only six points above relegation. The capital club is the second worst scoring team in the league but did bring in Krzysztof Piątek from AC Milan in January.
Here’s a portion of Klinsmann’s statement about stepping down:
“It was an extremely exciting time for me with numerous new exciting insights. The club and the city have grown on me even more.
“In late November, we followed the request of the club leadership with a hugely competent group and helped out throughout a difficult time. Within a reasonably brief period of time we set out on a very good path. Also because of the support of many folks we put six points in between us and the relegation playoff place in spite of largely hard games.
“I am far more than convinced that Hertha will reach its objective to stay up. But for this job, which is not completed however, as the head coach I need to have the trust of the acting persons. Particularly in a relegation battle unity, team spirit and concentrate on the fundamentals are the most crucial elements. If they are not guaranteed, I can’t live up to my possible as a head coach and fulfill my responsibility.
“That is why, after lengthy consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I will leave my post as the Hertha Berlin head coach and return to my initial lengthy-term process as a member of the supervisory board.”
He seems a bit fortunate to be in a position to remain at the club at any capacity following being essential of the lack of help shown. Even though you could say that the group spent a lot more income than any other Bundesliga club in the winter transfer window, and that shows support and a willingness to get this group on the appropriate track. In the finish, he just wasn’t the right man for the job.
Klinsmann, 55, has won a single trophy in his managerial career, major the U.S. to the 2013 Gold Cup title.