Hertha Berlin fired coach Ante Covic and appointed Jürgen Klinsmann to replace him 12:30 02.12.2019

Hertha appoint Germany national team ex-manager


Hertha Berlin fired coach Ante Covic and appointed Jürgen Klinsmann to replace him.

Hertha started this season extremely unsuccessfully. The team occupies 15th place after 12 rounds, being one step away from the relegation zone. The Berliners have only three victories and two draws with seven defeats in 12 rounds; therefore, Ante Covic’s dismissal looked extremely predictable.

What was surprising is that Jurgen Klinsmann came there, who, it seems wanted to return to club football after Jose Mourinho’s example. Previously, he worked with the national team of Germany from 2004 to 2006 and after that he headed Bayern Munich for a year. After Bayern, there was a two-year calm and a move to the national team of the USA, with which he became a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner.

Since 2016, Klinsmann has been on a managerial break, doing club management mostly. Considering Jurgen as a manager, his professionalism should be noted. Thanks to Klinsmann, in the period of 2000’s, youth football schools were created, the products of which now play in the best clubs of Europe. He gave a push for reincarnation of the national team of Germany, which eventually took third place in the domestic Mondial and also was the Euro 2008 finalist and eventually took gold in Brazil.

Therefore, Jurgen Klinsmann looks better in the managerial role, not as a football coach. His arrival must be considered as a long-term perspective, not a reactional solving of big problems, in which current Hertha have  been stuck. Although there are enough quality technical players in the Berliners’ squad, they lack security in defense as well as a good transfer policy conduct. If Hertha remain in Bundesliga by the end of the season, next season they can hope for the club to return to the first eight of the tournament table, where one of the best clubs of pre-war period Germany should be.

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